A South West daily editor is to move to a new role from next Monday after being named the new boss of the Western Morning News.
Bill, pictured left, has been editor of The Herald since 2005 having previously served as deputy editor and news editor on the title.
Alan announced he was standing down earlier this month “to pursue other interests,” becoming the seventh Northcliffe daily editor or weekly group editor to leave his post in the past year.
Said Bill: “I am absolutely thrilled and immensely proud to be taking over one of the country’s great regional newspapers. The paper has gone from strength to strength under Alan’s leadership and I am looking forward to continuing the development of the title, and to producing a newspaper that champions all of Devon and Cornwall, and its values and aspirations.
“I grew up and have spent a large part of my life in Western Morning News country, so am really delighted to take on this opportunity.”
Bill previously succeeded Alan as editor of The Herald in 2005 when Alan replaced Barrie Williams as editor of the WMN.
Andrew Blair, managing director of South West Media Group, said: “Bill has proven to be a first class editor and I look forward to working with him in his new role.”
The process to appoint a new editor of The Herald will begin immediately.