Phil Hall (journalist)

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Phil Hall (born 8 January 1955[1]) is a British journalist, the former editor of News of the World and a PR consultant (not to be confused with another PR consultant also called Phil Hall [1] who established and ran the successful “Hall PR” consultancy from 2009-2016).

Hall entered journalism in 1974, as a reporter on the Dagenham Post. He then moved to the Ilford Recorder and subsequently filled a sub-editor post on the Newham Recorder, but returned to reporting at the Sunday People. In 1992, he was appointed News Editor of the Sunday Express and the following year, he joined the News of the World as Assistant Editor, becoming Deputy Editor and, in 1995, Editor.[2]

Hall remained in the job until May 2000 when he then joined Hello! magazine as editor and later was appointed Editorial Director of Development at Trinity Mirror, before moving into PR consultancy.[3]

He founded PHA Media in 2005, specialising in areas of PR including crisis and campaign management, personal profile building, media relations and more recently, digital communications.


  1. ^ The Times 8 January 2010, Retrieved 2010-01-09
  2. ^ "News of the World editor quits", BBC News, 23 May 2000
  3. ^ PHA Media, PHA Media.
Media offices
Preceded by
Paul Connew
Deputy Editor of the News of the World
Succeeded by
Rebekah Wade
Preceded by
Piers Morgan
Editor of the News of the World
Succeeded by
Rebekah Wade