world news Geordie Greig to be new Daily Mail editor
Geordie Greig has been named as new editor of the Every day Mail, and can change Paul Dacre later this 12 months.
The 57-year-old at present edits the paper’s sister title the Mail on Sunday.
Lord Rothermere, chairman of the Mail’s proprietor DMGT, confirmed the appointment, praising Mr Greig as “excellent”.
Mr Dacre has been editor of the Mail for the previous 26 years and can develop into chairman of Related Newspapers, and its editor-in-chief.
Mr Greig has been editor of the Sunday title since 2012. In stark distinction to its each day stablemate, the Mail on Sunday has strongly supported the UK staying within the EU.
His new appointment has prompted some commentators to query whether or not the Mail may also change its editorial stance on Brexit.
Matthew Garrahan, media editor of the Monetary Instances, tweeted:
Lord Adonis, a Labour peer and former Transport Secretary, commented:
Eton-educated Mr Greig is a former editor of society journal Tatler and have become Night Normal editor in 2009 when the London paper was nonetheless owned by DMGT.
Its Related Newspapers division additionally owns Metro and MailOnline in addition to Mail titles.
Ted Verity, deputy editor of the Every day Mail, will develop into the brand new Mail on Sunday editor, DMGT mentioned.