Last week HTFP revealed that Archant, which publishes both newspapers, is seeking a new editor for the Ipswich Star.
Both the Star and the Evening News lost their own editors in August 2012 in a restructure which saw Nigel move from the editor’s chair at the former to take on both the Evening News and the EDP.
David served as news editor of the Evening News, before becoming assistant editor at the EDP and the Evening News.
He was then put in charge of Archant’s newly-formed central investigations unit in March 2015.
David will also assume the editorship of the Norwich Advertiser weekly newspaper and both paper’s websites.
Said David: “Norwich is the city where I was born, spent much of my childhood and have enjoyed living in for the past decade.
“To be given the opportunity to edit the city’s daily newspaper is a dream come true. I look forward to ensuring our readers continue to enjoy a great value, quality newspaper and brilliant website.”
Nigel retains the editorship of the EDP in the latest restructure, and the Ipswich Star editor’s role is being advertised on HTFP.
Said Nigel: “I am absolutely delighted for David and this appointment is testament to his hard work for us over the past decade.”