It comes just a month after Jacqui, pictured left, took on the acting editorship of the Guardian in addition to her existing titles, following the departure of Zena O’Rourke.
David Thomas, currently digital editor of Local World titles in Cornwall, will become acting editor of both the West Briton and the Cornishman.
Scott Harrison, head of news at the Western Morning News, will take over at the Guardian.
David worked for ten years at The Citizen, Gloucester, before moving to Cornwall in 2011.
He has been at the West Briton for two years, first as commercial editor, before moving into the digital editor role 18 months ago.
Said David: “I’m delighted to have been given this opportunity to edit two such fantastic community newspapers, and look forward to steering both titles forward, both in print and online, during Jacqui’s absence.”
Canadian Scott has spent a total of 16 years at the Plymouth-based Western Morning News, starting on the news desk before moving to production and then digital roles.
He previously worked with its sister daily in Plymouth, The Herald, and the Eastern Daily Press.
Prior to that, he was the editor of three titles in his homeland.
Said Scott: “I am delighted to be joining the Cornish Guardian, a paper I have read for years as a long-time resident of South East Cornwall.
“My roots go back to community news so I am looking forward to working with our talented team of journalists to continue to deliver the news, sports and entertainment our communities want in paper, online and on mobile.”