Hayters Teamwork Sports Agency has appointed Clive Hetherington to head its new office in the NorthEast.
Hetherington, 40, was chief football writer on the Northern Echo for over 11 years, having joined as deputy sports editor in 1989 after holding a similar post on the Newcastle Journal.
He began his career on the Sunderland Echo in 1983 before moving to the South Shields Gazette as deputy sports editor in 1987.
Hayters Teamwork Managing Director Nick Callow said: “We have been advised to move into the North-East by a number of national sports editors over the years and have finally found the best man for the job in Clive.
“With Marc Isaacs recently promoted to be our football editor in London, and Nick Johnson heading our Yorkshire operation, we believe we’ve a strong base from which to develop into other parts of the country.”
Clive is the son of the late Len Hetherington, who covered Sunderland for the Newcastle Evening Chronicle for 22 years until 1978.
He is the brother of Paul Hetherington, now football editor on the Daily Star Sunday and formerly with the News of the World and Sunday Mirror.
By Jon Slattery