Anthony De Ceglie named senior editor of West Australian Newspapers

The Daily Telegraph’s deputy editor, Anthony De Ceglie, has been appointed senior editor of West Australian Newspapers.

His appointment to the newly created role comes days after the departure of Brett McCarthy, who had been editor of The West for nine years. McCarthy’s role will no longer exist.

De Ceglie will lead the teams across all West Australian Newspaper brands

In his new role, De Ceglie will lead editorial direction for all of the West Australian Newspapers brands,  including the 19 regional publications. It comes as West Australian Newspapers works towards consolidating its news teams into one newsroom. The number of roles affected by this move are yet to be determined.

It marks a return to Western Australia for De Ceglie, who previously worked as deputy editor of The Sunday Times and, when it was still owned by News Corp Australia.

Maryna Fewster, CEO of Seven West Media WA, said De Ceglie’s focus would be delivering content across all platforms as efficiently as possible.

“He will lead the transformation of our news floor, in particular the creation of a seven-day newsroom and the launch of digital subscriptions,” Fewster said.

Kerry Stokes, chairman of Seven West Media, said De Ceglie had gained experience which would prove “invaluable” to his business.

“His task is simple – to lead our talented teams in creating the most compelling, agenda-setting, journalism across our world-class publications, helping inform the communities we serve,” Stokes said.

Michael Miller, News Corp Australia’s executive chairman, wished him well on his return to Perth.

“During his 12 years with News Corp Australia, Anthony has proven himself as an accomplished journalist and editorial leader,” Miller said.

De Ceglie’s appointment comes two weeks after he won a Walkley Award in the Headline, Caption or Hook category for his work on the Barnaby Joyce ‘Bundle of Joyce’ story.

De Ceglie will start the new role in January.


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