Stuart Rowson, former football writer of the Grimsby Evening Telegraph, is to become sports editor at the Hull Daily Mail.
Rowson joined the Telegraph as a sub-editor after leaving university. He spent five years at the paper, during which time he was promoted to football writer.
He worked on a number of campaigns, including the Save Our Soccer campaign, which was backed by Fifa president Sepp Blatter as well as Sven-GÃ¶ran Eriksson and numerous major football teams.
The campaign aimed to improve discipline in amateur football teams and resulted in an official six-point code of conduct, ratified by Fifa.
Rowson, who will take up his new role on 1 March, said: “This is an exciting time for Hull in terms of sport. I hope to take the paper a step further and I look forward to justifying the amount of sport that’s going on here.”
He added: “I can’t wait to get started. I am really young to be an editor but at the same time I am excited about taking on the challenge.”