By Dominic Ponsford
Damian Reece has been made City editor of the Daily Telegraph taking over from Will Lewis after just under a year.
According to Telegraph Group, the move will leave Lewis (pictured) free to concentrate on his role overseeing the company’s move from Canary Wharf to Victoria later this year.
Lewis was appointed City editor in August last year, appointed by then editor Martin Newland. He was later promoted to deputy editor, still in charge of the business section.
Reece, 39, joined the Daily Telegraph as deputy City editor in November 2005 from the Independent where he had been City editor for two years. He was assistant city editor of the Sunday Telegraph from 1999 to 2003 and was on the launch team of the Sunday Business, then edited by Jeff Randall who is now the Telegraph’s editor at large.
Reece said: “I am absolutely delighted to be appointed to one of the most important jobs in financial journalism, and one that is so much at the heart of what The Daily Telegraph is about. It’s a very exciting time for The Daily Telegraph and its new business section. I look forward to building on its successes, and those of our website telegraph.co.uk/business.”
Telegraph Group editor-in-chief John Bryant said: “Damian will be an excellent editor of the Telegraph’s new business section, building on its successful launch under Will. This allows Will the time he needs to concentrate on the company’s move to Victoria later this year, which is a massive undertaking, and crucial to our business.”