- 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. 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.
- ^ Roy Greenslade, "Simon Kelner replaced after 13 years as editor of the Independent", The Guardian, 1 July 2011
- ^ James Robinson, "Independent return: Chris Blackhurst's career in profile", The Guardian, 1 July 2011
Media offices Preceded by
Deputy Editor of The Independent
Deputy Editor of the Daily Express
Editor of The Independent
Incumbent The Independent The Independent on Sunday i
2010 Simon Kelner · 2011 Stefano Hatfield
Current editors of national newspapers of the United Kingdom DailyHugh Whittow (Daily Express) · Paul Dacre (Daily Mail) · Richard Wallace (Daily Mirror) · Dawn Neesom (Daily Star) · Lionel Barber (Financial Times) · Bill Benfield (Morning Star) · Tony Gallagher (The Daily Telegraph) · Alan Rusbridger (The Guardian) · Stefano Hatfield (i) · Chris Blackhurst (The Independent) · Dominic Mohan (The Sun) · James Harding (The Times) SundayGareth Morgan (Daily Star Sunday) · John Mullin (Independent on Sunday) · Peter Wright (Mail on Sunday) · Martin Townsend (Sunday Express) · Tina Weaver (Sunday Mirror) · John Mulholland (The Observer) · Lloyd Embley (The People) · Ian MacGregor (The Sunday Telegraph) · John Witherow (The Sunday Times)
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