Sydney Morning Herald editor Davies leaves
Lisa Davies, editor at The Sydney Morning Herald since 2017, has resigned.
“After almost five years in the best job in journalism, I have decided it’s time to move on,” Davies said. “It has been an immense privilege to lead this newsroom, which is full of talented and passionate individuals wholly committed to delivering news our readers can trust – day in, day out.
“The last two years in particular have tested us all in ways we couldn’t have imagined so as things return to a more even keel, the time feels right for me to look towards what’s next.”
Davies joined as a crime editor in 2012 after seven years at News Corp-owned tabloid The Daily Telegraph.
During her time at the Herald, its audience grew to more than eight million readers. She also led the masthead through the 2018 merger of Fairfax Media and Nine Entertainment Co.
The Herald´s deputy editor Cosima Marriner will act as editor until a replacement is found.