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Geordie Greig elevated to replace Paul Dacre as editor of The Daily Mail

Geordie Greig has been named to replace Paul Dacre as editor of The Daily Mail

The Daily Mail has announced the appointment of Geordie Greig to editor of the Daily Mail.

Greig’s appointment follows the departure of Paul Dacre, who had led the daily newspaper for 26 years. Yesterday, it was announced that he’d be stepping down from his position in November and joining Associated Newspapers as its chairman and editor-in-chief. Greig has retained oversight of The Mail on Sunday, and will pick up Dacre’s duties as he exits. The newly-minted editor had held his previous post since April 2012.

Ted Verity, formerly deputy editor under Greig, was announced as the replacement for Greig as the editor of The Mail on Sunday.

Lord Rothermere said: “Geordie has been an outstanding Editor of The Mail on Sunday, and I am delighted that he will continue the high-quality journalism that Paul has made a hallmark of the Daily Mail for more than 25 years.”

Rothermere added: “I am also delighted that Ted Verity, who has been an exceptional Deputy Editor at the Daily Mail, is to become Editor of The Mail on Sunday.”

In Dacre’s farewell to The Mail, he thanked DMGT chairman Lord Rothermere for giving "the freedom to edit without interference and the backing to assemble Fleet Street’s greatest team of journalists".