04 May 2021 / in Media MovesMedia Moves UK / by Natalie Beale

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Gemma Fraser
 has been appointed Head of Content at 1919 magazine, a new justice and social affairs title for Scotland. Gemma, who most recently wrote for Holyrood magazine, has been published in The Mail on Sunday, The Times, The Sun and The Sunday Post as well as working for nine years in senior roles at the Edinburgh Evening News. She can be reached at via email or found on Twitter @gemmafraser10. 1919 will launch in June.

BBC Newsnight 
Ben Chu
 will be joining BBC Newsnight as Economics Editor in June. Ben, currently Economics Editor at The Independent, worked on the programme for a year from 2019 to early 2020. He can be found on Twitter @BenChu_

Channel 4 News 
Broadcaster and journalist Jon Snow has decided to step down from his role at Channel 4 News from the end of the year after 32 years at the helm of the flagship news programme. He will continue to work with Channel 4 in 2022. He will front longer form projects for Channel 4 and represent the Channel in other matters. 
Future plc 
After a 43-year career in magazines, including roles as Editor of Prima and Bella, Jayne Marsden, Lifestyle Content Director at Future's Women's Lifestyle vertical, is retiring. Charlotte Richards, formerly Group Specials Director, will take on the role of Lifestyle Content Director. Charlotte will oversee Lifestyle content strategy and manage the Beauty, Fashion, Health, Food and Lifestyle Features teams providing digital and print content for woman&home, Woman, Woman's Own, Woman's Weekly and Chat. She can be contacted via email.

Georgia Brown
 has joined HELLO! as a Junior Lifestyle Writer. Georgia, previously a Communications & Digital Marketing Manager, will cover beauty, food and drink, parenting and travel locations. She can be found on Instagram @geeleighbee

Zoe Burke
 has been appointed Social Media Editor of Hitched. Zoe, who was previously Group Content Editor at Ocean Media, can be found on Twitter @zoeburke and Instagram @zoeelizabethburke

Hull Daily Mail 
Bobbi Hadgraft
 is now a News Reporter at the Hull Daily Mail, working across both print and digital. Bobbi, a journalism student at University Academy 92, can be reached via email or found on Twitter @bobbihadgraft

ITV Anglia 
Former BBC presenter David Whiteley is to join Becky Jago hosting ITV News Anglia, the flagship regional news programme for the East of England. David is joining the team as Jonathan Wills, who has been at ITV Anglia for 13 years, joins ITV Channel in Jersey. Until recently, David was working for BBC East in Norwich producing and presenting the current affairs programme ‘Inside Out’ as well as regularly appearing on ‘Look East’.

Former Northern Echo Editor Hannah Chapman has been given the full-time position as Newsquest’s weeklies editor overseeing the Darlington & Stockton Times, Northern Farmer and Durham Advertiser series. She took on a part-time role as Times Editor last year. Contact Hannah via email or find her on Twitter @hannahcdst

The Northern Echo 
Mike Hughes
 is to become Business and Commercial Editor of The Northern Echo. Mike, currently Commercial Audience Editor (Northeast and Yorkshire) at Reach plc, joins The Echo on June 21. He can be found on Twitter @mikehughes

Polly Knight
 has been promoted to Style Director at STYLIST UK, where she was previously Fashion Editor. Polly, who was at GRAZIA before joining STYLSIT, can be reached at the same email address or found on Instagram @pollyknight

The Tourism Media Group 
The newly-formed The Tourism Media Group has announced a licensing agreement with Think Travel Media Ltd. to publish the Where portfolio of media brands (including 1936 travel media brand Where London; VisitBritain and London & Partners’ official guide London Planner; and IN London – official luxury lifestyle magazine of London & Partners). They will be writing about dining, nightlife, attractions, culture and out of town activities for domestic and international visitors to London. Contact Editor-in-Chief Chris Johnson via email.

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CnTechPost / CnEVPost 
Phate Zhang
 is the Founder of two Chinese online platforms: CnTechPost, which covers China tech news, tech trends and gadgets, and CnEVPost, which focuses mainly on electric vehicle coverage. Phate has previously worked for China Daily, Reuters and Wallstreetcn.com and has 10 years of experience working for Chinese and English-language media.

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