Geordie Greig, the editor of The Mail on Sunday, has been confirmed as the replacement of Paul Dacre as the editor at the Daily Mail.
Today, the news of the appointment was announced earlier today. It revealed that the Daily Mail was set to make the said appointment very soon.
Greig is said to be close friends with Lord Rothermere, the chairman of Daily Mail and General Trust (DGMT), and his wife. He is known to have a thorny relationship with his predecessor Dacre.
Yesterday evening, DGMT revealed the news of Dacre stepping down from his post, while also confirming that the former editor would take on the role as the chairman and editor in chief of associated newspapers at the group.
The current deputy editor of the Daily Mail, Ted Verity, has been appointed as the editor at the Mail on Sunday.
Lord Rothermere stated: “Geordie has been an outstanding editor of The Mail on Sunday, and I am delighted that he will continue the high-quality journalism that Paul has made a hallmark of the Daily Mail for more than 25 years.”
He added: “I am also delighted that Ted Verity, who has been an exceptional deputy editor at the Daily Mail, is to become editor of The Mail on Sunday.”
The career of Greig started when he worked as a crime reporter on the South-East London and Kentish Mercury in Deptford, prior to serving stints at the Sunday Today, The Sunday Times, and the Daily Mail.
He was appointed as the editor of the London Evening Standard in 2009, and he became the editorial director of The Independent on Sunday and The Independent a year later. Greig has served as editor of The Mail on Sunday since April 2012.
Greig takes on the mantle of a very profitable tabloid which when combined with The Mail on Sunday generated £218m during the first six months of this year, despite its falling circulation.