Chris Evans (journalist)

Chris Evans (born 1969) is a British journalist who is editor of The Daily Telegraph.[1] He serves as Director of Content at the Telegraph Media Group and previously served as the Executive Head of News at The Daily Telegraph.

Chris Evans
Born1969 (age 4950)
Birmingham, England
ResidenceFinsbury Park, London
EducationKing Edward's School
Alma materUniversity of Oxford
OccupationEditor
EmployerThe Daily Telegraph
Children2

Early life

Evans was born in 1969 in Birmingham. He attended King Edward's School in the city before moving to study at the University of Oxford.

Career

After leaving Oxford University after one year, Evans got his first job as a journalist at a news agency - the South West News Service in Bristol.

After 11 years reporting for The Daily Mail, Evans joined The Telegraph as a news editor in January 2007. He 'kept a low profile' while managing to rise to high office. He is said to have a 'solid news background' with populist news instincts.[2] Evans was recruited by The Daily Telegraph's then editor, William Lewis, on strong advice from his deputy, Tony Gallagher.

In 2017, Evans expressed his view that fake news is “great” for the news industry, in the sense that it fostered more trust in traditional news brands by contrast, thus "increasing [their] value."[3]


References

  1. Mance, Henry (27 March 2015). "Tumult at the Daily Telegraph". Financial Times. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  2. Greenslade, Roy (17 October 2014). "Chris Evans, the Telegraph's editorial supremo, has a nose for news". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  3. Mayhew, Freddy (13 November 2017). "Telegraph editor Chris Evans: Facebook and Google have taken journalism advertising money - but technology is an opportunity". Press Gazette. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
Media offices
Preceded by
Tony Gallagher
Editor of The Daily Telegraph
2014-present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
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