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New Editor For Sunday News

Friday July 23, 2004

New Editor For Sunday News

Fairfax New Zealand is pleased to announce the appointment of award-winning editor Chris Baldock to the editorship of the Sunday News.

Chris, 43, has more than 20 years' experience in newspaper journalism, design and production and has edited Player Magazine and The Cut since arriving in New Zealand from Britain in 2002.

Under his editorship Player Magazine won both Qantas and Magazine Publishers' Association Awards, and Chris was named Best Editor, Specialist Magazines in the MPA Awards 2004.

Fairfax New Zealand chief operating officer and editor-in-chief, Peter O'Hara, said: "Chris has a wealth of experience, especially in the areas of sport, production and design. We are confident his appointment as editor will help build on the continued success of the Sunday News."

Before moving to New Zealand, Chris was head of sport at the Daily and Sunday Express newspapers in London. He has also worked on The Independent, Today newspaper and the Daily Mirror.

Chris said: "This is an exciting time for the Sunday News. I look forward to working with the team."

Sunday News is New Zealand's third-biggest selling newspaper, with more than 500,000 readers nationwide.

The current editor, Clive Nelson, has been promoted to business manager, Fairfax Sunday Newspapers, working across titles including the Sunday News and Sunday Star-Times.

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