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Geordie Greig to succeed Paul Dacre as Daily Mail editor

Geordie Greig will be the new editor of the Daily Mail, succeeding Paul Dacre, DMGT chairman Lord Rothermere has announced.

Dacre announced plans to step down as editor of the Daily Mail on Wednesday. He will become chairman of Associated Newspapers and editor-in-chief.

Lord Rothermere, chairman of DMGT, paid tribute to him for his "brilliant stewardship" of the Mail and other titles in the group over three decades: "Paul is, quite simply, the greatest Fleet Street editor of his generation."

In return, Dacre said the proprietor had given him "the freedom to edit without interference and the backing to assemble Fleet Street's greatest team of journalists". 

Ted Verity, current deputy editor at the Daily Mail, will be the new editor of The Mail on Sunday.

Lord Rothermere said of the new appointment: "Geordie has been an outstanding editor of The Mail on Sunday, and I am delighted that he will continue the high-quality journalism that Paul has made a hallmark of the Daily Mail for more than 25 years. I am also delighted that Ted Verity, who has been an exceptional deputy editor at the Daily Mail, is to become editor of The Mail on Sunday." 

Greig has been in his current job since 2012, having previously edited the London Evening Standard and Tatler magazine.

Liz Jaques 08/06/18

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