Fairfax Media promotes Liam Phelan to editor of Sun-Herald

Fairfax Media has promoted Liam Phelan to editor of its Sunday newspaper The Sun-Herald, taking over from David Rood who has been promoted to national subscriptions editor.

Phelan was previously the Sun-Herald deputy editor, chief page editor for news at the SMH and night editor at the SMH.

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Liam Phelan promoted to editor of The Sun-Herald

Editor in chief of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald Darren Goodsir said: “Liam is a brilliant page editor, backbencher and general newsman, and has been an outstanding deputy for the past few years. He has a great understanding of The Sun Herald’s audience across platforms, and a prowess in championing the campaign journalism that has seen us leading the news agenda so often on the weekends.”

Mumbrella understands the appointment was announced internally in April when Rood was promoted and made public in yesterday’s edition of the Sun-Herald.

Rood was promoted to the newly created position of national subscriptions editor which is aimed at boosting the relationship Fairfax Media has with its existing customers.

In his letter from the editor, Phelan said: “My plan is to continue giving you the great content and design you love, to set the agenda for the week and to examine trends and issues you care about”.

The column also announced Mark Kenny, chief political correspondent, joining the paper as a regular columnist and a rejig of Jenn Clarke’s Goss column.

“Ultimately, this is your paper. If you have ideas or suggestions, please share them. Our team will work hard to make The Sun-Herald a vital part of your day,” Phelan wrote.


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