Stig Abell

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Stig Abell
Born Stephen Abell
(1980-04-09) 9 April 1980 (age 34)
Other names Stig
Ethnicity English
Education Loughborough Grammar School
Emmanuel College,Cambridge
Occupation Newspaper Editor, journalist, radio presenter
Notable credit(s) The Sun
Spouse(s) Nadine Abell
Children Nelly and Teddy

Stig Abell (born Stephen Abell on 9 April 1980) is Managing Editor of UK's The Sun newspaper. He also is a Fiction reviewer at The Spectator and reviewer at Telegraph Media Group as well as The Times Literary Supplement. In addition to this he is a co-presenter on LBC Radio.


Abel was educated at Loughborough Grammar School before graduating with a double first in English from Emmanuel College, Cambridge.[1]


In September 2001, Abell joined the Press Complaints Commission as a complaints officer;[2] he completed other roles at the PCC including press officer, assistant director and deputy director before being appointed Director of the PCC on 19 December 2010.[3]

In March 2012 Abell took up a partnership role at Pagefield, a communications consultancy, where he was head of crisis and issues management practice. He provided strategic support for the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant and Battersea Power Station. His clients included Sime Darby Berhad and high-profile institutions, organisations and individuals who are subject to media scrutiny.

In August 2013 Abell joined The Sun as Managing Editor.[4] which is his current role.

In March 2014 Abell started co-presenting a show on LBC Radio alongside Sky News television presenter Kay Burley from 8-11am on Sundays. Burley is the main presenter while Abell reviews the papers and adds political comment.[5]


  1. ^ "News Commercial - Home". Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "PCC appoints Stephen Abell as new director". 5 November 2009. Retrieved 6 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "Stephen Abell Linked In Profile". Linked in. 13 August 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Stephen Abell appointed Managing Editor of The Sun". News UK. 26 August 2013. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Kay Burley & Stig Abell". LBC Radio. 24 March 2014. Retrieved 27 March 2014.