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|Occupation||Journalist, former newspaper editor|
Dominic Mohan (born 26 May 1969, Bristol, England) is an English journalist, broadcaster and former editor of The Sun newspaper in London. He is now CEO of entertainment public relations company The Outside Organisation.
Born in Bristol, his family moved to Cambridgeshire when he was 10 years old. He attended 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 Wessex News (now Wessex Scene), the Southampton University student newspaper, and won a scholarship to study English and Journalism at Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA.
He joined The Sun in 1996 working on the "Bizarre" Column and edited it between 1998 and 2003. He then became Assistant Editor and columnist before being made Associate Editor (Features) in 2004. 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.
He launched The Sun On Sunday in February 2012, becoming The Sun's first seven-day editor.
In April 2012, News Corporation’s Chairman Rupert Murdoch spoke of Mohan’s editorship at The Leveson Enquiry and said: “I think The Sun has never been a better paper than it is today."
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.
He also worked for Virgin Radio as a broadcaster and his interview with The Who’s Roger Daltrey earned him a Sony Radio Academy Gold Award in 2003, with BBC Radio 2's Jonathan Ross winning Silver. Mohan has since worked with The Teenage Cancer Trust, of which Daltrey is patron.
In June 2013, Mohan left The Sun to work as a consultant to Robert Thomson, chief executive of parent company NewsCorp. He was succeeded as editor by David Dinsmore, who was replaced by Tony Gallagher in 2015.
In September 2015, it was announced that Mohan would be working as Outside's Chief Executive Officer alongside founder and now Chairman Alan Edwards.
Mohan lives in north London with his wife and four children. His younger sister Isabel is also a journalist.
- Stephen Brook "Gotcha! Dominic Mohan lands dream job at the Sun" The Guardian, 27 August 2009
- Sweeney, Mark (11 September 2015). "Ex-Sun editor takes top role at celebrity PR agency The Outside Organisation". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
- "3am website pits Mohan against Mohan" The Guardian, 18 August 2009
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