The Independent taps Thomas as U.S. West Coast editor

The Independent has appointed Philip Thomas U.S. West Coast editor, based in Los Angeles. Recently, Thomas was U.S. assistant editor based in the New York bureau. Previously, he served as deputy editor smartphone and web at The Times and Sunday Times. He was assistant editor news output and output editor online at Sky News. Thomas […]

Hall joins Cosmopolitan UK as features director

Harriet Hall is now a features director at Cosmopolitan UK. Recently, Hall was a lifestyle editor at The Independent. Hall previously served as a digital features editor and head of digital features at Stylist Magazine. She was a news producer and newsroom assistant at BBC News and also worked at InStyle Magazine, IPC Media. Hall […]

Hall joins Cosmopolitan UK as features director

Harriet Hall is now a features director at Cosmopolitan UK. Recently, Hall was a lifestyle editor at The Independent. Hall previously served as a digital features editor and head of digital features at Stylist Magazine. She was a news producer and newsroom assistant at BBC News and also worked at InStyle Magazine, IPC Media. Hall […]

Fry to join the Daily Mirror as senior lifestyle writer

Ellie Fry, deputy editor for IndyBest, will leave her post to join the Daily Mirror as a senior lifestyle writer. Fry begins next month. Previously, Fry was a commissioning editor for IndyBest, The Independent’s breaking news, comments and features site. Before that, she served as a production assistant and worked at The Guardian. She reported […]

The Independent hires Rey-Millet as video audience editor

Laurene Rey-Millet¬†has joined The Independent as a video audience editor. She still operates Gramersi, the home for consumer and retail start-ups, where she is co-founder and chief journalist. She formerly worked as a freelance video journalist and then video desk journalist at MailOnline. Rey-Millet has a B.A. from Queen Mary University of London and a […]

Hancock to join BBC News as live journalist

BBC News has hired Sam Hancock as a live journalist on the digital team. Recently, he has been working freelance for The Independent, covering politics, crime, coronavirus, the climate crisis and more. His bylines have also appeared in Vice, i, Time Out and more. He was also an intern at The Times and The i […]

The Independent editor Alabaster departs

Olivia Alabaster, news editor at The Independent, has left. She previously served as an international editor and deputy international editor. She was also a news editor at Middle East Eye in London and has worked freelance. She has also served as a sub-editor, reporter, assistant region editor and region editor at The Daily Star in […]

The Independent’s Garcia to write bi-weekly column for MSNBC

Eric Garcia, senior Washington correspondent/Washington bureau chief at The Independent will now also be writing a bi-weekly column on politics and disability policy for MSNBC. Previously, Garcia was an assistant editor at The Washington Post and an associate editor at The Hill. He has also written for Roll Call and was a staff correspondent at […]

The Independent promotes Dearden to post of home affairs editor

The Independent has appointed Lizzie Dearden home affairs editor. She previously served as home affairs and security correspondent. Dearden joined The Independent in 2013 as a freelancer and then became an online news reporter, before transitioning into the role of senior reporter. She has also reported for Archant and was a freelance reporter at The […]

Lintern joins Sunday Times as health editor

The Sunday Times has tapped Shaun Lintern as health editor. He comes from The Independent, where he was a health correspondent. Previously, he has served as bureau chief at Health Service Journal in London and was a health correspondent at Express & Star. He has also served as a journalist, deputy editor and then as […]