Damon Johnston new editor of Herald Sun

Damon Johnston has stepped up as editor of Victoria’s Herald Sun following today’s departure of Simon Pristell, News Limited has announced.

Johnston was previously editor of the Sunday Herald Sun. Phil Gardner remains as editor-in-chief across both titles with an added remit to drive the move of the two newsrooms into a seven day operation.

News Limited CEO Kim Williams said in a statement: “I have previously announced that Peter Blunden has taken on a new role of managing director editorial for Victoria, a position which reflects the importance of the Herald & Weekly Times titles, Herald Sun, the Sunday Herald Sun, The Weekly Times, Leader Community Newspapers and The Geelong Advertiser to our company.

”Damon’s new role will see him bring his considerable journalistic strengths, experience and energy to Australia’s biggest selling daily masthead as it continues to develop and build its digital future.

“Peter and Damon have a long and close working relationship and I look forward to their editorial drive taking our publications to a new level.”


  1. Mike
    6 Jul 12
    6:36 pm

  2. Any chance of making the Herald Sun more balanced in its reporting ?

    Like today’s paper where a 27c increase for a $40 meal due to the carbon tax was a cause for great outrage and concern. With no mention of the tax cuts obviously.

    Also what about the comments for the online site ? They going to allow more of those to be published or continue to delete 30+% of them ?