Guardian Weekly deputy steps up to editor's chair

Guardian Media Group today announced Natalie Bennett as the new editor of Guardian Weekly.

Bennett, previously a backbench subeditor on The Times and news reporter on The Independent, has been deputy editor of the international magazine for the past 18 months.

She began her working life in Australian newspapers before moving to Bangkok and then London ten years ago.

Bennett said: “I’ve been reading the Weekly since I began my first job in a small Australian town of 1,000 people. In far-flung parts of the world I’ve found it an intellectual lifeline, something that kept me informed about world events and in touch with cultural life. To be appointed as editor is both a great honour and a great responsibility.’

Guardian Weekly is a digest of stories and features from The Guardian and The Observer as well as the Washington Post and the French daily Le Monde. It has a global audience and is read in more than 100 countries.

Natalie takes over from Patrick Ensor, who had been editor since 1993 before he died in July.

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