Mirror pair given an upgrade

Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan has upgraded news editor Conor Hanna to assistant editor (news) and Matt Kelly from features editor to assistant editor (features), writes Jean Morgan.

Hanna would continue to run the newsdesk, said Morgan, and the new title reflected his “brilliant” news editing in the past year, including the coverage of royal butler Paul Burrell’s trial and of the Iraqi war.

Hanna was made news editor in 2000. He started at the Mirror in Belfast as reporter/correspondent in Northern Ireland, was news editor in Ireland for the northern and southern editions, and came to London as night news editor in 1998.

Kelly has been given what was Mark Thomas’s old job before he moved to edit The People last month. Kelly joined the Mirror in 1995 on features production and has held the posts of deputy night editor, late night editor and production editor as well as writing the Kelly’s I internet column.

Alison Phillips, who joined the Mirror from The People as deputy features editor, is now features editor.

Jean Morgan

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