The editorships of two regional dailies are to merge for a second time after the departure of one of the titles’ editors.
The posts were later split again after Gary left the company in 2017.
Samantha, pictured, will leave the Mail on 30 October, with Pete taking up his new role on 2 November.
She will continue to edit Newsquest’s Living Oxfordshire magazine after her departure from the Mail.
Newsquest editorial director Toby Granville posted on Twitter: “Very sad to see Sam Harman go as she’s done an outstanding job at the Oxford Mail and been a fantastic ambassador for Newsquest and the industry in general.
“I’m sure she’s going to achieve great things at Oxford Brookes developing the next generation of journalists.”
Samantha began her career on the Dorset Echo and later moved to become group editor for Newsquest Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, prior to taking on her current role.