Fiona Connolly returns to News Corp to head up lifestyle

Fiona Connolly has been appointed head of lifestyle networks for News Corp Australia, where she will be responsible for maximising audience engagement for lifestyle content across all mastheads.

Connolly previously held numerous roles at the Daily Telegraph for more than a decade, including opinion editor, Sydney Confidential editor and real estate editor.

She then went on to a stint as editor-in-chief at Woman’s Day, before becoming publisher at Are Media. She announced her departure from the latter in December last year.

At News Corp, she will work across the company’s lifestyle brands:, delicious., Escape, Body+Soul, Kidspot, Stellar, Vogue Australia, GQ Australia, as well as across the news, sports, and business networks.

“Fiona’s new role will allow the EIC to expand the breadth of content we offer to consumers in our state mastheads – The Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, The Courier-Mail, The Advertiser and their Sunday counterparts – as well as News’ regional titles,” explained John McGourty, group director EIC.

“Engaging Australians who are passionate about food, travel, parenting, health and wellbeing and culture forms an increasingly important part of our strategy to engage and grow our million-plus digital subscriber audience.”

Connolly said she is “thrilled to be returning to News in this exciting new role working with the best lifestyle experts in the business.”

“I am looking forward to working with brands I love and people I admire.”


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