An editor has left the newspaper she “grew up with” aftet two years in charge after a restructure by its parent company.
Archant has declined to comment on the changes, but HTFP understands Emily’s role has been made redundant, meaning the Ham & High is now without a dedicated editor for the first time.
In a farewell message posted on Twitter, Emily wrote: “Editing the paper I grew up with has been my passion and I feel honoured and privileged to have had this role in our wonderful community and worked with these talented journalists.”
After starting her career as a reporter at the Oxford Mail in 1992, Emily moved to the Ham & High as news editor in 1995 before heading to the nationals in 1999.
But following a stint as a feature writer on The Sun, she returned to the Ham & High in October 2014 in the role of Hampstead reporter and crime reporter.
She became editor of the Ham & High and the Times in October 2016, following the retirement of Geoff Martin, who was editor-in-chief of Archant’s North London weeklies.