David Bond was today named as the new sports editor of the Daily Telegraph, replacing Keith Perry, who has been promoted within the group, as exclusively revealed by sportsjournalists.co.uk. According to Guardian Unlimited, Dan Evans, deputy sports editor under Perry, left the paper yesterday.
Bond becomes the second former South London Press sports reporter to become sports editor of a national newspaper, following the appointment at the News of the World last year of Paul McCarthy.
Bond’s appointment came on the day of the arrival at Telegraph Media Group of Mark Skipworth as executive editor sport.
Perry has been promoted to become group managing editor, sport, a commercial role involved in gaining sponsorships and planning for the London Olympics in 2012.
Skipworth has also promoted Chei Amlani to the position of digital sports editor for telegraph.co.uk. Amlani will have additional management responsibilities across the Daily Teelgraph and Sunday Telegraph.
Wayne Caba, previously deputy art director for the Daily Telegraph, has also been promoted and becomes assistant editor, sport.
A replacement for Jon Ryan, the former Sunday Telegraph sports editor who left in February, has yet to be announced.
The Guardian website reported tonight that the Telegraph has parted company with three specialist correspondents from the news desk in the latest round of changes at the title.
The website also suggested that further changes to the sports sections of the Daily and Sunday Telegraphs are expected, with two sports columnists said to be leaving.
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