Promotion for SMH’s Peter Fray as Simon Delhunty moves aside

Simon Delhunty has been stood down as editor of Fairfax’s Sunday paper the Sun-Herald. Sydney Morning Herald editor Peter Fray has been made editor-in-chief of both titles, with an editor to be appointed later to the Sunday title.

Mumbrella’s interview with Peter Fray last year:

The announcement:

The Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald, Peter Fray, has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of both The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald, with immediate effect.

Fray, who has been Editor of the Herald for almost two years, will oversee the continuing integration of the editorial operations of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald .

Senior Deputy Editor Amanda Wilson will be Acting Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald.

CEO of Fairfax Media, Sydney Publishing, Lloyd Whish-Wilson said: “Peter was appointed Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald almost two years ago – under his editorship, the paper was the recent proud winner of the PANPA Daily Newspaper of the Year Award for the second year in a row.”

Whish-Wilson also announced today that the Editor of The Sun-Herald, Simon Dulhunty, would continue in his role coordinating the development of Fairfax Media’s digital news apps, and had therefore relinquished his position at The Sun-Herald.

He added that an announcement about the editorship of the Sun-Herald would be made in due course, but that for the time being, Acting Editor Liz Hannan would continue in that position

Source: Fairfax press release


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