George Pascoe-Watson

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George Pascoe-Watson (born 21 August 1966) works in public relations. He is a former political editor of The Sun newspaper who succeeded Trevor Kavanagh in January 2006. He now works for the Portland Communications agency founded by Tony Blair's former spin doctor Tim Allan in 2001.[1]

Early life[edit]

Pascoe-Watson was born in Edinburgh in 1966 to an RAF pilot and a nursing sister. He was educated at George Heriot's School and the Royal High School.

Journalism career[edit]

He completed a two-year journalism diploma at Napier College in Edinburgh before working for local newspapers, a news agency and then joining The Sun at the age of 21. He was transferred off The Sun for a spell after he exposed a continued lack of security at Heathrow Airport shortly after the Lockerbie bombing. In his early days at the paper, he was bylined 'Pascoe Watson' as his superiors thought the forename George and his double-barrelled surname to be too effete for the red-top's primarily working-class readership. However they relented after he went into the Lobby.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Pascoe-Watson married Natalie (née Kirby) in January 2011.[3]


  1. ^ Tryhorn, Chris (15 October 2009). "Sun political editor George Pascoe-Watson to join Tim Allan's PR agency". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  2. ^ Interview: George Pascoe-Watson | Media | The Guardian
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Preceded by
Trevor Kavanagh
Political Editor of The Sun
January 2006 - October 2009
Succeeded by
Tom Newton Dunn