The Evening Standard’s former Londoner diary editor has joined the Sunday Times as assistant editor.
Charlotte Edwardes will also start as a columnist for the Sunday paper’s Style magazine this weekend.
Edwardes said: “I am hugely excited to be joining The Sunday Times, with its formidable history of writing and journalism, and particularly thrilled to be a columnist and interviewer for Style, by far my favourite fashion magazine.”
She edited the Standard’s daily Londoner diary column for more than a year until July, when the role was taken on by Ayesha Hazarika, a former Labour Party special adviser.
The Standard said at the time Edwardes would continue at the paper as a senior feature writer and columnist, with editor George Osborne praising her “great work”.
Before editing the diary, Edwardes was the Standard’s chief interviewer. She has previously written for the Times, Tatler and Vogue, and spent ten years as a writer and reporter at the Telegraph.
She was named interviewer of the year at the 2016 and 2017 Press Awards.
Sunday Times editor Martin Ivens said: “I have always admired Charlotte as a brave reporter, insightful interviewer and witty columnist.
“Her considerable range of skills will enhance our award-winning coverage and our array of stars.”
Style editor-in-chief Lorraine Candy added: “Charlotte is a hugely versatile journalist who can range from covering Iraq to interviewing big Hollywood stars.
“In Style, she will cover what every woman is talking about with her friends and female colleagues, in a smart, playful and incisive way. We are delighted to welcome her to the fold.”
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