An editor has returned to a city he described as dear to his heart as he takes on responsibility his a second daily title.
Perry Austin-Clarke has taken charge of The Press, York, under his newly created role of Newsquest (Yorkshire) group editor.
The 55-year-old, who already edits Bradford title the Telegraph & Argus, took up the position after Press managing editor Steve Hughes left the company earlier this month, following a decision to merge their roles by Newsquest.
Brought up in Selby, around 15 miles away from York, Perry is also a former deputy editor of The Press and editor of its sister titles, the Gazette & Herald and the former York Star series.
Said Perry: “I am genuinely pleased to be taking on this new, wider role and to be returning to York, where I spent an important and enjoyable part of my career working at both the old Coney Street premises and the former Walmgate offices.
“I have long connections with York – being brought up in Selby, I spent much of my youth here – and it’s a city that’s dear to my heart.
“I’m looking forward to reacquainting myself intimately with the city as well as getting to know the many talented individuals who strive daily to produce a brilliant newspaper and website with a long history and a proud tradition of serving the local community without fear or favour.”
Steve had served as managing editor at The Press for the seven years at the time of his departure.
He said: “I’m sad to be leaving such a talented team but the company is in good shape for the future. I am planning to stay in York and hope to continue to work within the business community.”