City AM has appointed The Independent’s former business news editor David Hellier as news editor.
Hellier is replacing Michael Glackin, who is leaving the newspaper for personal reasons.
Hellier was business news editor at the Independent for three and a half years
during which the section won the Wincott award for best financial section of the year.
David Parsley, editor of City AM, said: “David is an excellent hire for City AM and shows we are already focusing on bringing even more talent into the paper in our second year. He is replacing an excellent news editor – Michael Glackin – who has been a superb member of the team and I wish him all the best for the future.”
Hellier said: “I am tremendously excited about joining City AM as I have been impressed with the tremendous impact the newspaper has made in its first year. There is already an excellent news team in place and my job will be to get the best from them and ensure City AM continues to bring in the best business scoops of any newspaper.”
During a 22-year career in financial journalism Hellier has also worked at the Evening Standard, the Daily Express and Sunday Express.