New deputy editor at Ipswich Evening Star

Deputy production editor Mike Pennock has become deputy editor at the Ipswich Evening Star.

He will now oversee the Evening Star’s content-gathering operation and champion its local news “patch” reporting across the circulation area.

After 15 years of working in production, Pennock said he was looking forward to a more content-based role.

“It will be a challenge and a big change, but like anything it is what you make of it.

“I am looking forward to the variety the new job will bring.”

As well as deputising for the editor, Pennock will be a regular point of contact for readers.

He will tackle a number of communitybased projects, most notably the Evening Star’s “Cut the tax” campaign.

Pennock has worked for the Evening Star for 11 years and started his career as a journalist in Bedfordshire.

Previously he worked on newspapers in Bedford, Luton, Reading and Sydney, Australia – the latter during a one-year trip around the world in the Eighties.

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