A regional daily editor has quit his role with immediate effect after six years in charge.
Matt Holmes, currently serving as deputy editor of its Local World-owned sister title, The Citizen, Gloucester, has been appointed to take over from Kevan.
Kevan, who had been editor since July 2008, becomes the tenth regional daily editor to leave his role since May.
He said: “I have been proud to edit the Echo for the last six years, during which time I worked with some incredibly talented and committed staff across all departments.
“The current team of journalists on the Echo are typical of the excellence that continues to exist in most regional newsrooms, producing fine newspapers and great online content.”
Kevan began his career with his hometown newspaper The Whitehaven News and also worked for the Sunday Independent, in Plymouth.
He later moved to the Bristol Post, where he held various roles including health reporter, news editor and assistant editor befoer landing the Echo job.
Matt joined The Citizen in 1996 and has had various roles from news editor to digital editor and more recently content editor for Gloucestershire Media.
He said: “I am incredibly excited to take on this role with such a fabulous team and great products, and am looking forward to an exciting time ahead.”
Kevan becomes the third editor in the Local World newspaper group to have left his job since the summer, following the departures of Richard Bettsworth at the Leicester Mercury and Richard Bowyer at The Sentinel, Stoke.
Other daily editors to have left their jobs this year include Dave Brookes (Birmingham Mail), Alun Thorne (Coventry Telegraph), Brian Aitken (The Journal, Newcastle), Tim Gordon (South Wales Echo), John Szymanski (Sunderland Echo), Michael Beard (The Argus, Brighton) and Colin Channon (The Echo, South Essex, and the Colchester Gazette).