Peter Fray joins The Australian

Peter_Fray-234x305 copyFormer editor-in-chief of Politifact Australia, Peter Fray is to join News Corp Australia’s national broadsheet The Australian as deputy editor (news).

Fray’s appointment comes just two months after he announced the closure of, political fact checking website, Politifact Australia which had struggled to secure funding outside of the election period.

He is also a former editor-in-chief and publisher of The Sydney Morning Herald who departed Fairfax Media in June 2012 amid mass redundancies across the publisher.

News of Fray’s appointment comes in a week of major changes at The Australian which on Tuesday lost its media editor Nick Leys, who is moving the ABC as head of corporate communications. Leys is to be replaced by former Cleo editor Sharri Markson. 

Fray replaces David King who last month was appointed domestic editor of SBS world news.


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