Former Sunday Mirror deputy editor Tony Frost is out as editor of US tabloid The Star. The surprise announcement coincided with a decision by publishers American Media to move the paper’s editorial operation from Florida to New York.
Replacing the veteran editor, who joined The Star from The Globe, is another veteran tabloid editor Steve Coz, formerly of the National Enquirer, but this is only temporary, while a search is started for a new editor.
The shake-up is attributed to declining sales as a result of competition from such celebrity mags as Us and People and new magazines like InTouch.
In recent weeks, circulation of The Star – and the other tabloids – has been slumping. The Star was launched by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp in 1975. Originally it was published in New York. It moved to Florida three years ago.
From Jeffrey Blyth in New York