Bob Edwards (UK journalist)

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For other people of the same name, see Robert Edwards (disambiguation).

Robert John Edwards (26 October 1925 – 28 May 2012)[1] was a British journalist.

Edwards was editor of Tribune (1951–54), a feature writer on the Evening Standard (1954–57), deputy editor of the Sunday Express (1957–59), managing editor of the Daily Express (1959–61) then its editor (1961), editor of the Glasgow Evening Citizen (1962–63), editor of the Daily Express again (1963–65), editor of the Sunday People (1966–72) and editor of the Sunday Mirror[2] (1972–84). He was a director of Mirror Group Newspapers from 1976 to 1988.

Edwards published an autobiography in 1988, Goodbye Fleet Street.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Revel Barker "Bob Edwards: Journalist who edited the 'Daily Express', 'The People' and the 'Sunday Mirror'", The Independent,
  2. ^ Morton, Andrew (1998). Diana: Her True Story in Her Own Words. Pocket. p. 160. ISBN 0-671-02412-4. Retrieved April 5, 2011. 
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Preceded by
Michael Foot and Evelyn Anderson
Editor of Tribune
1952–1955
Succeeded by
Michael Foot
Preceded by
Edward Pickering
Deputy Editor of the Sunday Express
1957–1959
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Edward Pickering
Acting Editor of the Daily Express
1961
Succeeded by
Roger Wood
Preceded by
Roger Wood
Editor of the Daily Express
1963–1965
Succeeded by
Derek Marks
Preceded by
Stuart Campbell
Editor of the Sunday People
1966–1972
Succeeded by
Geoffrey Pinnington
Preceded by
Michael Christiansen
Editor of the Sunday Mirror
1972–1984
Succeeded by
Peter Thompson