Grampian TV man rejoins the Press & Journal

Bert Ovenstone has returned to the Press and Journal, Aberdeen,
after a 16- year spell with Grampian Television, writes Hamish Mackay.

Ovenstone, 54, has been appointed as an assistant news editor of the paper.

He was a reporter there between 1972 and 1988 before joining Grampian TV.

His time at Grampian included two years as head of news and four years as head of public relations.

The
Aberdeen morning paper’s newsdesk is currently being run by Andrew
Hebden, who has been seconded from his post as business editor on a
trial period.

Hebden joined the P&J last year from the Bradford Telegraph & Argus.

Meanwhile the P&J’s Stewart Fairlie, 60, has retired after 20 years on its staff – the last 13 as night editor.

Before that he spent 22 years on the weekly Oban Times where he was latterly its editor.

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