Thompson departs Reach for Cambridge News

Steve Thompson, senior editor for training and development at Reach plc, has left to join Cambridge News as acting editor. Prior to joining Reach plc in December 2021, Thompson was a regional editor at Newsquest. He also worked as a senior audience and content editor, news editor and deputy news editor at England’s daily newspaper […]

Reach journalist Gow to depart after 19 years

Alison Gow, publisher of Laudable, a Google-funded podcast/audio initiative and a collaboration between Reach plc, JPiMedia and Entale is set to leave. Gow’s tweet reads: “After 19 years with Reach, enjoying various adventures in journalism, I am signing off. It’s been wonderful, exciting and challenging – I’ve learned so much, worked with amazing people and […]

Reach promotes Naldrett to senior social media editor

Ruby Naldrett, a social media editor at Reach plc titles the Daily Mirror and the Daily Star, has been promoted to senior social media editor for the titles. Naldrett worked as a fashion editor, contributing writer and lifestyle editor at The National Student. She worked at ITV. She interned at Vogue and News UK. Naldrett […]

Reach appoints Fair communities editor

Tom Fair, a nostalgia writer at Reach plc, has been appointed communities editor. Previously, Fair held the posts of producer, head of news and deputy station manager at De Montfort University’s student radio station DemonFM. Fair has a BSc. from De Montfort University and M.A. from Birmingham City University. You can congratulate Fair on Twitter.

Reach names Cunningham deputy editor for Southeast UK titles

Alice Cunningham is now deputy editor for some sites of Reach plc in the Southeast U.K. Recently, she was content editor for Reach plc’s HertsLive, where she covered the county of Hertfordshire. Cunningham also directed the site’s coverage and managed a team of five reporters. She was the first regional editor for Reach plc’s Southeast […]

Younan named deputy lifestyle editor at Daily Star Online

Christine Younan, senior lifestyle and travel reporter at Reach plc title the Daily Star Online, has been promoted to deputy lifestyle editor. Previously, she was a lifestyle and travel reporter at the title. Younan worked as a production journalist and Daily Star online reporter at Express Newspapers. She freelanced for MailOnline and was a sports […]

PA Media hires Ping as social media journalist

Sarah Ping has joined PA Media as a social media journalist. Recently, she was an online reporter at Reach for the Dorset region. Ping was a writing contributor at The Universal Asian, where she shared stories and experiences of Asian-Americans and transracial adoptees. Ping has a B.A. from the University of Portsmouth and a M.A. […]

Surrey Live names Caulfield local democracy reporter

Reach local news website Surrey Live has appointed Chris Caulfield as a local democracy reporter. He will also contribute to BBC Radio Surrey. Previously, Caulfield was a journalist at Haymarket Media Group. He also freelanced for Metro and Express Newspapers. He was a reporter, chief reporter and editor at Newsquest, and senior reporter and political […]

Reach regional brands in UK focus on newsletter approach

An announcement on the Press Gazette site reads: Nine Reach regional brands have adopted a “newsletter-led approach” meaning the websites are no longer their “flagship” means of content delivery. The publisher initially trialled this “engagement-first model” with five of its “Live” brands – in Norfolk, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire – beginning in November. It is now […]

The Telegraph hires Astill as lifestyle reviews writer

Rebecca Astill has joined The Telegraph as a lifestyle reviews writer. Recently, Astill was a reviews and affiliates writer at Reach plc, where she also served as a niche life writer. She interned at Reach plc, Immediate Media Co. and LeicestershireLive, and was a features editor at Cardiff University’s student lifestyle magazine Quench. Astill has […]