An excerpt from the announcement on the Business Post’s site reads:
Daniel McConnell has been appointed editor of the Business Post.
McConnell, a native of Stillorgan in Co Dublin, has been political editor of the Irish Examiner since 2015, and is the current Newsbrands Ireland national journalist of the year and political journalist of the year.
He previously worked as group political correspondent and chief reporter at Independent News and Media, now Mediahuis Ireland, between 2006 and 2015, as well as at the Irish Times and the Sunday Times.
His 2016 book Hell At the Gates, published by Mercier Press, covered the downfall of the Brian Cowen government and was a national best seller. A regular commentator on Irish television and radio, he has also served as a stand-in presenter on Today FM’s Last Word with Matt Cooper.
McConnell (43) is a graduate of University College Dublin and Dublin City University.
Daniel McConnell will be responsible for creating a multimedia content strategy with a dual focus of accelerating the brand’s digital growth and protecting the core print product, including the use of data insights to shape the editorial direction of the content in order to build audiences and develop communities at a time of enormous change, while upholding the values of trusted, fact-checked and independent journalism.
Daniel McConnell said: “I am delighted to be joining the prestigious Business Post as editor and to work alongside its exceptional team of journalists. The Business Post has an excellent track record of breaking stories and holding people in positions of authority to account. I believe in the critical importance of quality journalism and I am really looking forward to delivering that to our readers on a daily basis.”