Nine names new executive editor to oversee key mastheads

Nine’s newly promoted managing director of publishing, James Chessell, has wasted little time in naming his replacement.

Tory Maguire will take on the role of executive editor, with her remit covering The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, Brisbane Times, and WA Today.

The appointment follows the departure of Chris Janz, with Nine announcing that Chessell and Alex Parsons (now chief digital officer) are moving into new roles to fill the void.

Tory Maguire / Photo by Louie Douvis

Maguire is currently the national editor for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, having joined Nine in 2018. The remit of which includes coverage in key areas such as national politics, business and world.

She previously served as editor-in-chief at The Huffington Post and spent over 15 years at News Corp in various roles including national opinion editor.

Chessell said Maguire will lift the quality of Nine’s news agenda. “I am very pleased to announce Tory Maguire has been appointed executive editor of The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Brisbane Times and WAToday.

“She has done a superb job since joining as National Editor in April 2018, helping reshape our federal politics, world and business coverage. Her news judgement, drive and attention to detail have been exemplary.

“Tory has brought added energy to our newsroom leadership. I have no doubt she will be unrelenting in pursuing our goals of breaking news, setting the agenda and lifting quality across everything we do in order to produce journalism that sets us apart and is valued by our paying subscribers.”


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