The Newspaper Conference of London-based regional newspaper correspondents has appointed its new chairman for 2010.
She is Sam Lister, left, part of the Press Association’s Lobby Extra team of parliamentary correspondents which supplies political coverage for various regional titles.
The work of the conference is focused mainly on organising lunches at which conference members can quiz senior politicians about issues affecting their patches.
Said Sam: “It is vital that politicians understand the issues facing the local media industry and the Newspaper Conference plays a key role in ensuring regular access to the most senior government ministers.
“I am looking forward to continuing Matt Chorley’s great work in improving access for regional reporters in the sometimes closed world of Whitehall and want to thank him for his achievements over the past year,” she added.
She later became the Wirral district reporter for the Liverpool Daily Post and the Liverpool Echo before taking a position covering local politics for the Liverpool Daily Post prior to joining the Lobby.
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She reminds me of that woman off the Maltesers ad (you know, the one married to that bloke off The Office)