Bernard Shrimsley

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Bernard Shrimsley is a British newspaper editor and writer. He was editor of The Sun (1972–1975) and the News of the World (1975–80). He launched the Mail on Sunday in 1980 and acted as a director of the paper from 1980 to 1982. He was assistant editor (1983–1986), and then associate editor (1986–1996) of the Daily Express.[1]

Shrimsley has written three books: The Candidates, Lion Rampant and, most recently, The Silly Season in 2003.

One of his most famous headlines was "End of the World" after England had been knocked out of the World Cup.[citation needed]

He was also the first member of his family to go into what subsequently became a family profession. His younger brother Anthony was political editor of three national newspapers and editor of Sir James Goldsmith's short-lived news magazine Now! Bernard's daughter, Amanda, worked as a feature writer for The Sun as did Anthony's daughter, Emma. Anthony's son, Robert, was news editor of the Financial Times and is now managing editor of its website, Ft.com

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Inside Story: The ex-editors' files". The Independent. 2005-05-09. Retrieved 2009-02-28. 
Media offices
Preceded by
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Deputy Editor of The Sun
1969–1972
Succeeded by
Peter Stephens
Preceded by
Larry Lamb
Editor of The Sun
1972–1975
Succeeded by
Larry Lamb
Preceded by
Peter Stephens
Editor of the News of the World
1975–1980
Succeeded by
Kenneth Donlan
Preceded by
New position
Editor of the Mail on Sunday
1982
Succeeded by
David English