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Former political editor returns to take regional daily’s top job

David CleggA regional daily’s former political editor has returned to take up its top job.

DC Thomson has announced the appointment of David Clegg as editor of Dundee-based daily The Courier, a role he will take up when incumbent Catriona MacInnes retires in the autumn.

David, pictured, previously had served as The Courier’s political editor until 2012, and currently works as assistant editor at the Glasgow-based Daily Record.

He was named Journalist of the Year at the Scottish Press Awards in April this year and has previously been awarded the Political Journalist of the Year title four times.

Said David: “I am delighted to be ‘coming home’ to DC Thomson Media at such an exciting time for business and the wider Courier Country.

“I cannot wait to get back to work with the talented team at The Courier and play my part in telling the region’s fantastic story.”

Richard Neville, head of newspapers at DC Thomson, added: “We’re delighted to have David joining us as editor of The Courier. He is one of the stars of Scottish journalism and has a proven track record in both regional and national newspapers.

“He will be a fantastic leader for the The Courier team and will bring a new perspective to a title he knows very well.”

David will take up the post in October after Catriona’s retirement.

Catriona said: “I’m delighted to be passing the baton to an esteemed former colleague.

“David has a great knowledge of the paper and its readers, and I’m confident he will be a great leader of a great team.”