Chris Blackhurst

Chris Blackhurst

Chris Blackhurst (born 24 December 1959) is a British newspaper editor.

Born in Barrow-in-Furness, Chris's father, Don, is a former Conservative borough councillor of Bideford Gardens. Chris attended Barrow Grammar School after which he went on to study law at Trinity Hall, Cambridge before joining the staff of a legal magazine.[1] He soon moved to Fleet Street, where he worked for the Insight investigations team of the Sunday Times before becoming City Editor of the Daily Express in 1990. He became Deputy Editor of The Independent in 1996, but followed editor Rosie Boycott back to the Express in 1998, again as Deputy Editor. From 2002 he edited the City Pages of the Evening Standard, until he was appointed as Editor of The Independent in 2011.[2]


  1. ^ Roy Greenslade, "Simon Kelner replaced after 13 years as editor of the Independent", The Guardian, 1 July 2011
  2. ^ James Robinson, "Independent return: Chris Blackhurst's career in profile", The Guardian, 1 July 2011
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Preceded by
Martin Jacques
Deputy Editor of The Independent
Succeeded by
Ian Birrell
Preceded by
Tessa Hilton
Deputy Editor of the Daily Express
Succeeded by
Nicola Briggs
Preceded by
Simon Kelner
Editor of The Independent

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