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News Corp’s Kate de Brito new Mamamia editor

kate de britoRecently departed News Corp Editorial Network’s head of digital and former News.com.au news editor Kate de Brito is joining Mamamia as editor, Mumbrella can reveal.

“Kate is a perfect fit for Mamamia,” said co-founder and editorial director of the Mamamia Women’s Network Mia Freedman. “She has serious news and opinion credentials – the things that are the foundation of Mamamia. We’re growing the business, and having someone with Kate’s flair and experience will position us brilliantly for the future.”

Mumbrella understand de Brito replaces Renee Mundy who departed the media company in recent months.

Mundy had replaced Holly Wainwright who stepped up from being editor of parenting site iVillage – now known as The Motherish –  to the Mamamia editor role last September. According to the company she stepped back from that role “due to the demands of having a young family” but remains “a valued senior editor”.

Editor-in-chief Jamila Rizvi had been handling the editor position until she went on maternity leave four months ago. On her return she will resume editor-in-chief duties across the network.

Commenting on her appointment de Brito said in a statement: “Mamamia has such a strong voice and understanding of what women are talking about every day. It really gets women – and digital – in a way a lot of media companies don’t, and I’m looking forward to building on those strengths.

“We will continue setting the agenda when it comes to women’s issues and to offering readers depth – and heart – in their news.”

During her time at News.com.au de Brito penned the agony aunt style column Ask Bossy.

The appointment comes after national sales director Kylie Rogers was named managing director of the network last week and the appointment of Georgie Thomas as national strategy director in AugustIn July MWN named Sarah Bryden-Brown to lead its new US operation following the departure of Mamamia chief operating officer Marc Barnett.

De Brito’s appointment is effective October 5.

Miranda Ward

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