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Axed dailies’ editor bounces back with new BBC role

Adam Moss 2023The editor of two sister dailies whose role was made redundant in a publisher’s cuts has landed a new job at the BBC.

Adam Moss, left, was responsible for the Leicester Mercury, Coventry Telegraph and Northants Live prior to a restructure by Reach plc earlier this year.

Adam had overseen the three titles from 2020 until last month, following the announcement of his departure as part of group-wide cutbacks.

He has now announced his appointment as a senior journalist working for BBC News online in the East Midlands.

Adam, who was digital editor at Lincolnshire Live before taking up his more recent post with Reach, revealed his new role in a post on LinkedIn last week.

He wrote: “Really enjoyed my first day in my new role as a senior journalist with the BBC East Midlands online team – looking forward to meeting more of my new colleagues tomorrow.”

The group of Midlands titles previously overseen by Adam has now been split three ways, with Leicester moving into an East Midlands cluster with Reach’s titles in Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.


Mercury news editor Linda Steelyard, right, has been appointed brands editor of the newspaper and its Leicestershire Live sister website, and will report to Post editor Natalie Fahy in her new role.

In Coventry, head of content Robert Rowlands is now in day-to-day charge of the Telegraph, reporting to Birmingham Mail editor Graeme Brown.

And Northants Live, a standalone online brand, now falls under the responsibility of Deanne Blaylock, Reach’s South-East senior editor.

Adam’s role was one of 192 journalism jobs due to be cut by Reach in a restructure that prompted the departure of several other regional daily editors from the business.

Those affected also included the Burton Mail’s Julie Crouch, the Hull Daily Mail’s Jamie Macaskill and Ian McNeal, of the Teesside Gazette.