Dawn Neesom

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Dawn Neesom
Born (1964-12-11) 11 December 1964 (age 52)
Stratford, London
Occupation Editor of the Daily Star

Dawn Neesom (born 11 December 1964) is a British journalist. She is the current editor of the Daily Star newspaper, having been promoted to the post in December 2003.[1]

Born in Stratford, London, England, Neesom attended Valentines High School in Ilford.[2] Her mother was a cleaner and her father a lorry driver.[1]

Neesom has claimed at various times that her career in journalism began on the local weekly newspaper the Newham Recorder,[1] but this has been shown to be untrue and she no longer makes this claim.[3] She also worked on Woman's Own magazine before joining The Sun newspaper as a feature writer in 1992.[1] She was promoted to become woman's editor before she joined the Daily Star as their woman's editor in 1997. Between 1997 and 2003 she was promoted to features editor and then associate editor (features) before, in September 2003, becoming joint deputy editor with Hugh Whittow.[1]

She is a staunch West Ham United fan and also practises kickboxing in her spare time.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e "My Life In Media: Dawn Neesom". The Independent. London. 6 December 2004. p. 24. 
  2. ^ "Dawn Neesom :: News Transparency". www.newstransparency.com. Retrieved 2017-01-03. 
  3. ^ Muir, Hugh (16 January 2012). "Diary". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Lieberman, David (4-9-2004). "Interview: Dawn Neesom". London Evening Standard.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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Preceded by
Peter Hill
Editor of the Daily Star