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News editor Bryce Corbett follows Helen McCabe out of Australian Women’s Weekly

bryce corbettAnother senior editor has departed from the Australian Women’s Weekly with Bryce Corbett leaving the magazine to join the Australian Financial Review’s gossip column Rear Window.

News editor Corbett had been a name in the frame to replace editor-in-chief Helen McCabe who shocked the industry by announcing her departure from Bauer Media’s flagship local title at the start of this year.

Corbett will join regular columnist Joe Aston on the Rear Window section of the paper, and will also be a senior writer across other parts of the Fairfax masthead. He replaces Will Glasgow who is moving to a role writing a new business column for The Australian.

He has been with the AWW for the last six years under McCabe, during which time the pair took the magazine away from its ‘mumsy’ roots and made it more newsy, something it is thought Bauer is keen to reverse.

No replacement for McCabe has been named.

During his 20-year career Corbett has worked in gossip columns having written for the Daily Telegraph’s Page 13 (now Sydney Confidential) in his time with News Corp. He has also authored two books.

Alex Hayes

Related: What does Bauer Media need to do to become a real force again?

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