Peter Wright (journalist)

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Peter Wright (born 1953 or 1954) is a British newspaper editor.

Wright attended Clare College, Cambridge,[1] then took a graduate trainee position with Thomson Regional Newspapers, working as a reporter on the Hemel Hempstead Evening Post-Echo. In 1979, he moved to the Daily Mail, working on various desks before becoming Femail Editor, then Features Editor and Deputy Editor.

In 1998, he became editor of the Mail on Sunday.[2] While at the Mail on Sunday, Wright initiated the giveaway of promotional CDs and DVDs, including the global first release of Prince's Planet Earth album.[2] He also served on the Press Complaints Commission.[3] In March 2012, Wright moved to an editor emeritus role for all Associated Newspapers titles overseeing standards and regulatory matters.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carole Cadwalladr, "It's the clever way to power - part 2", The Observer, 16 March 2008
  2. ^ a b "Peter Wright Biography", Manchester Evening News, 25 October 2007
  3. ^ "89. Peter Wright", Media Guardian, 13 July 2010
  4. ^ Greenslade, Roy (1 March 2012). "Geordie Greig to edit Mail on Sunday". The Guardian. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
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Preceded by
Jonathan Holborow
Editor of the Mail on Sunday
1998-2012
Succeeded by
Geordie Greig