Quick replacement for MacInnes

Clegg returns ‘home’ to DC Thomson as editor of The Courier

David Clegg, assistant editor of the Daily Record, has been appointed editor of The Courier following the retirement of Catriona MacInnes.

DC Thomson Media said Mr Clegg will take up the position in the autumn and will be re-joining the business having previously been political editor at The Courier until 2012.

Richard Neville, head of newspapers at DC Thomson Media, said he was pleased to have Mr Clegg joining as Editor.  “He is one of the stars of Scottish journalism and has a proven track record in both regional and national newspapers. He will be a fantastic leader for the The Courier team and will bring a new perspective to a title he knows very well.”

Speaking of the appointment, Mr Clegg said, “I am delighted to be ‘coming home’ to DC Thomson Media at such an exciting time for business and the wider Courier Country.

“I cannot wait to get back to work with the talented team at The Courier and play my part in telling the region’s fantastic story.”

Ms MacInnes, who announced her retirement earlier this month, said, “I’m delighted to be passing the baton to an esteemed former colleague.  David has a great knowledge of the paper and its readers, and I’m confident he will be a great leader of a great team.”

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