Dominic Mohan

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Dominic Mohan
Born (1969-05-26) 26 May 1969 (age 45)
Bristol, England
Occupation Journalist, former newspaper editor
Nationality British

Dominic Mohan (born 26 May 1969, Bristol, England) is an English journalist and former editor of The Sun newspaper in London.

Born in Bristol, his family moved to Cambridgeshire when he was 10 years old. He attended the Cromwell Community College (in Chatteris) and the Neale-Wade Community College in March, before graduating from Southampton University in English. While studying for his degree he wrote for and then edited The Wessex News (now Wessex Scene), the Southampton University student newspaper.

He joined The Sun in 1996 working on the "Bizarre" Column. Mohan was appointed deputy editor of The Sun in 2007 by Rebekah Brooks and was named as her replacement in 2009 following Brooks' promotion to chief executive of News International.[1]

Mohan conceived the idea of re-recording Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas?" in 2004, for which he received the Hugh Cudlipp Award at the British Press Awards in 2005. He was instrumental in the Live 8 concert which followed.

In June 2013 it was announced that Mohan will be replaced as editor of The Sun by David Dinsmore. Following the corporate restructuring of 'newspaper's parent company, he is to become an assistant to the CEO of News Corp.[2]

Personal life[edit]

He lives in North London with his wife and three children. His younger sister Isabel is also a journalist.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephen Brook "Gotcha! Dominic Mohan lands dream job at the Sun" The Guardian, 27 August 2009
  2. ^ "David Dinsmore replaces Dominic Mohan as Sun editor", BBC News, 21 June 2013
  3. ^ "3am website pits Mohan against Mohan" The Guardian, 18 August 2009
Media offices
Preceded by
Fergus Shanahan
Deputy Editor of The Sun
2007–2009
Succeeded by
Simon Cosyns and Geoff Webster
Preceded by
Rebekah Brooks
Editor of The Sun
2009–2013
Succeeded by
David Dinsmore