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Antonia Garrett Peel is now a Senior Staff Writer at Management Today. Antonia joins the Haymarket publication after three years at FoodBev Media.
BBC News has unveiled BBC Verify to address the growing threat of disinformation and build trust with audiences. BBC Verify is a team of investigative journalists, a brand and also a physical area in the BBC newsroom in London, from which its experts will regularly appear across BBC news content, including on the BBC News website live pages, radio and the BBC News channel. The team will work across a range of stories, from breaking news to analysis and visual journalism all the way to original investigations. The BBC Verify team brings together the following existing teams: Data and Analysis, including Analysis Editor Ros Atkins and Disinformation Correspondent Marianna Spring; Reality Check; World Service Disinformation Team; Monitoring Disinformation Team; and the User Generated Content (UGC) team. Lindsay McCoy will be the Executive Editor of BBC Verify. Lindsay is currently Deputy Editor of the One, Six, and Ten o’clock News, and will start her new role in the coming weeks.
Megan Williams has been promoted to News Editor at Creative Review. Megan was previously a Staff Writer and can continue to be reached at the same email address.
Abbie Bray (@abbieb2011) has been appointed Assistant TV Editor at the Daily Express, where she was previously Weekend TV Editor. Abbie can be reached via email.
Ellie Fry (@iEllieFry) has been promoted to Deputy Online Features Editor at the Mirror, where she was previously a Senior Lifestyle Writer. Ellie is interested in strong real-life stories, expert analysis and fun lifestyle content, and is always keen for quick turnaround expert commentary across health, food and drink, relationships, gardening, parenting and beauty.
Lydia McMullan has been appointed Head of Visuals and Data at The Guardian as the two desks co-locate. In addition, Ashley Kirk (@Ashley_J_Kirk) has been named Visuals Editor and Pamela Duncan (@PorcelinaD) is now Data Projects Editor.
Jess Austin (@jessaustin111) is launching a new Metro.co.uk podcast, My Platform, in which she speaks to the authors of some of the most-read articles of Metro.co.uk’s first-person and opinion section. Jess has been Editor of the section for almost three years. The first episode of My Platform is out next week.
Alys Masters (@alysmasters) is now an Output Producer for Sky News; she can be reached via email. Alys previously freelanced across BBC Wales output.
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