Kay-Jelski joins Times as Hallissey is promoted

The Times has a new sports editor for the first time in a decade, after Alex Kay-Jelski was appointed this week.

Kay-Jelski will join The Times from the Daily Mail, where he has worked since 2007, having been appointed sports editor in January this year.

Promoted: Tim Hallisey, the Times's new head of sport. Picture: Richard Horton
Promoted: Tim Hallissey, The Times‘s new head of sport. Picture: Richard Horton

The appointment follows the promotion of Tim Hallissey to become head of sport, a new position for the paper.

Kay-Jelski is expected to start his new job at the end of November, around the same time that star signing football writer Henry Winter is expected to end his prolonged spell of “gardening leave” after leaving the Telegraph.

Joe Hare, previously the deputy head of sport at the Telegraph, started this week as deputy sports editor.

Meanwhile, Tony Evans, the long-standing football editor at The Times, with oversight of the paper’s The Game supplement, has left the paper to go freelance.

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