John Lehmann named editor of The Australian

John Lehmann

Lehmann is the new editor of The Australian

John Lehmann has been named editor of The Australian, replacing Clive Mathieson, who departed the national broadsheet last week.

Lehmann is a former editor-at-large at The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph as well as the final editor-in-chief of news magazine The Bulletin before it closed in 2008. 

Lehmann has written for titles such as The New York Post and Courier Mail as well as The Australian – which he rejoined earlier this year as deputy editor following the replacement of Chris Mitchell by Paul Whittaker. 

The Australian announced the appointment this afternoon, with national chief of staff Petra Rees replacing Lehmann as deputy editor.

Former editor Clive Mathieson announced his departure last month after five years in the role, to take on a role as a senior strategic advisor for NSW Premier Mike Baird.


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