Gina Marden, chief reporter on the Essex Enquirer, is leaving after two years on the weekly newspaper.
She joins the Basildon Evening Echo as a news reporter.
said: "I've really enjoyed my two years at the Enquirer. As my first
job in the industry it's been a real learning curve and a brilliant
experience. However, I'm really looking forward to moving onto the daily Basildon Evening Echo."
The Enquirer is currently seeking applications for the chief reporter post.