Simon Kelner

Simon Kelner (born 9 December 1957) is a British journalist and newspaper editor.

Kelner studied at Bury Grammar School. His older brother is the journalist and broadcaster Martin Kelner. He is Jewish.[1] He started work at Neath Guardian in 1976. In 1980 he moved on to the Kent Evening Post. He became assistant sports editor of The Observer in 1983. He became deputy sports editor of The Independent in 1986. In 1989 he worked on the Observer magazine and then became Daily Mail magazine editor.[2] Kelner was editor-in-chief of The Independent and Independent on Sunday newspapers from May 1998 to 2008, succeeding Andrew Marr and Rosie Boycott. After a stint as Managing Director of The Independent titles he was re-appointed editor in April 2010 by the new owner Alexander Lebedev. Kelner won several awards during his employment at The Independent, including Editor of the Year in 2004 and 2010.[3]

References

  1. Kelner, Simon (22 December 2015). "I'm Jewish - but here's why Christmas is still my favourite festival". Independent.
  2. Greenslade, Roy (5 December 2011). "Simon Kelner: 'It's a glorious time to be a journalist'". The Guardian.
  3. "GQ awards: Simon Kelner is Editor of the Year". Independent. 8 September 2010.
Media offices
Preceded by
Rosie Boycott and Andrew Marr
Editor of The Independent
1998 - 2008
Succeeded by
Roger Alton
Preceded by
Roger Alton
Editor of The Independent
20102011 (Second Stint)
Succeeded by
Chris Blackhurst
Preceded by
New position
Editor of i
20102011
Succeeded by
Stefano Hatfield


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