Evening Standard man comes in as Telegraph deputy editor

Telegraph Group has announced the appointed of a new joint deputy editor – Ian MacGregor – who replaces Neil Darbyshire.

MacGregor, 42, has been deputy editor of the Evening Standard for the last four and half years. He will work alongside existing deputy editor Will Lewis.

According to the Telegraph Darbyshire is “stepping aside” but he will “carry on in a senior editorial role.”

Telegraph group editor-in-chief John Bryant said: “Ian has an extensive hard news background. Brilliant news coverage has always been at the core of The Daily Telegraph’s reputation and we are delighted he has agreed to join us."

MacGregor began his career on the South West News Agency in Bristol before moving on to the Southern Evening Echo and the Press Association. He worked for the Daily Express as education correspondent and then New York correspondent before joining the Daily Mail as news editor in 1993.
He was made editor of Metro in 2001 before joining the Standard as deputy editor.

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