Former Daily Mail graduate trainee Alex Kay-Jelski has been appointed as the paper’s sports editor.
Kay-Jelski, 30, replaces former Scotland on Sunday editor Les Snowdon who is leaving after five and a half years in the job to become editor of The Times in Scotland.
Kay-Jelski joined the Mail in 2007. He will report to head of sport Lee Clayton who said: “Alex is a passionate, talented journalist who has made expeditious progress through the department. He deserves this prestigious role at the Daily Mail and I am delighted for him.”
The Mail sports team includes deputy sports editor Marc Padgett, former Sun sports editor Ted Chadwick and former Daily Star sports editor Jim Mansell.
The Daily Mail was named Sports Newspaper of the Year and Sports Website of the Year by the Sports Journalists Association in 2014.