As revealed on HTFP on Monday, David has been appointed to the editorship of his hometown newspaper after previously serving as head of publisher Archant’s central investigations unit.
Writing in yesterday’s edition, David told readers: “My first task as editor of the Evening News is to make an appeal to you to let me know where we go wrong (and hopefully where we go right) when producing the paper and its website every day.
“It is an absolute honour and a privilege to be asked to take over the reins of the paper for the city where I was born, spent much of my childhood and have enjoyed living for the past ten years.
“A dream come true in fact and one that has existed since I was 16 when a local journalist came into my school and talked about a career which sounded so rewarding, important, interesting and above all fun. And fortunately that is how it has turned out.
“Good quality local journalism can still make such a difference to the community it serves and that’s what I hope the Norwich Evening News continues to do for as long as I am in the hot seat – make a difference.
“In the paper I hope that we keep you fully informed, add something to your day, analyse and explain the big and important issues, help to celebrate and share your success stories, make you smile and campaign on your behalf.”
The Evening News editor post is the second such role to be recreated by Archant in recent weeks following the decision to resurrect the Ipswich Star editorship as a standalone role.