New editors have today been named for Gloucester daily The Citizen and a series of sister weeklies in Mid-Somerset.
She succeeds Ian Mean who has moved to a content director role overseeing Local World’s Gloucestershire, Bristol and Somerset titles.
Jenny began her journalistic career with the Lincolnshire Echo in 2002 and later moved to Gloucester as assistant news editor, and then news editor of The Citizen.
She said: “I feel very honoured to be taking up the role as editor of The Citizen which has a proud heritage in the city and county.
“This is a fantastic opportunity to lead our talented team here through what I know will be exciting times ahead for both our newspaper and our website.”
Jenny will start her new role on 8 April 2013.
Bede began his career in 2002 as a trainee reporter on The Western Gazette, in Yeovil.
He later joined the South Wales Evening Post as senior reporter and then districts news editor, before being appointed editor of the Llanelli Star in February 2009.
He said: “This is an incredibly exciting time to be taking on a new editorship within Local World and I feel proud and privileged to be entrusted with five well-respected Somerset titles.
“I’ll be sorry to say goodbye to what is a fantastic team at the Llanelli Star, but after four happy and successful years, the time is ripe for a fresh challenge.
Sarah Pullen, managing director of Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Dorset said: “I am delighted that we have appointed two very strong people who I have every confidence in them delivering the transformation plan for our business. I look forward to welcoming them both to the senior management team.”
Bede will take up his role at the end of April. The process to appoint a new editor for the Llanelli Star will begin immediately.