← back to all news Geordie Greig will take over as new editor of the Daily Mail
Geordie Greig will be the new editor of the Daily Mail, it was announced last night.
Currently the editor of the Mail on Sunday, Mr Greig will take over when Paul Dacre steps aside from editing the daily newspaper later this year.
Lord Rothermere, the proprietor of both titles, described Mr Greig as an ‘outstanding editor.‘
He also announced the Mail’s ‘exceptional’ deputy editor Ted Verity will become the next editor of the Mail on Sunday.
Mr Dacre, who has edited the daily newspaper for 26 years, said on wednesday he would step back from day-to-day editing by his 70th birthday in November.
Mr Dacre will take on the broader challenges as chairman and editor-in-chief of Associated Newspapers, publisher of the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday and Metro newspapers and the MailOnline and Metro.co.uk websites.
Last night Lord Rothermere, the chairman of parent company DMGT, said: “Geordie has been an outstanding editor of The Mail on Sunday, and I am delighted that he will continue the high-qiuality journalism that Paul has made his hallmark of the Daily Mail for more than 25 years.”
He added: “I am delighted that ted Verity, who has been an exceoptional deputy editor at the Daily Mail, is to become editor of The Mail on Sunday.
In his new role, Mr greig wil also have oversight of The Mail on Sunday, it was announced.