Charles Moore (journalist)

Charles Moore (journalist)

Charles Hilary Moore (born 31 October 1956, Hastings) is a British journalist and former editor of The Daily Telegraph.


Early life

He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge where he was awarded a BA in History and was a friend of Oliver Letwin.


A former editor of The Spectator (1984-90), the Sunday Telegraph (1992-5) and The Daily Telegraph (1995-2003); he resigned from the last post to spend more time writing Margaret Thatcher's authorised biography, which will be published after her death.

Due to falling circulation, there had been speculation [1]about Mr Moore's future prior to his resignation, and the paper had been defeated in an important libel action[2] by George Galloway.

He currently writes for two of the publications he once edited, The Spectator and The Daily Telegraph. He is Chairman of Policy Exchange. Moore was fined £262 for not possessing a TV licence in May 2010,[3] eighteen months after announcing that he would donate the amount payable as a television licence to Help the Aged because the BBC had failed to sack Jonathan Ross for his 'Sachsgate' prank with Russell Brand.[4]


Moore's first publication was a pamphlet for the Salisbury Group "The Old People of Lambeth", which was published in 1982.[5] Since then, he has co-edited A Tory Seer: The Selected Journalism of T.E. Utley (1989).


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Personal life

He married Caroline Baxter in 1981 in Tunbridge Wells. They have a twin son and daughter (born April 1990).


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Preceded by
Alexander Chancellor
Editor of The Spectator
1984 - 1990
Succeeded by
Dominic Lawson
Preceded by
Gordon Brook-Shepherd
Deputy Editor of the Daily Telegraph
Succeeded by
Trevor Grove and Veronica Wadley
Preceded by
Trevor Grove
Editor of The Sunday Telegraph
1992 - 1995
Succeeded by
Dominic Lawson
Preceded by
Sir Max Hastings
Editor of The Daily Telegraph
1995 - 2003
Succeeded by
Martin Newland

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