Tim Lewis has been named as the new editor of Observer Sport Monthly, the newspaper’s editor, Roger Alton, confirmed today.
Lewis, previously the editor of the Independentâ€™s Sunday Review, will join OSM in September. He takes over from Jason Cowley, who is leaving to edit Granta.
Observer editor Roger Alton added: “We very much look forward to Tim joining the Observer and bringing his influence and expertise to one of the industry’s most pioneering and respected sport magazines.”
The Observer Sport Monthly was launched in 2000 under Matt Tench, now sports editor at The Independent. The magazine has been such a critical and commercial success that The Observer has since luanched similar magazines on women, music and food.
Lewis said: â€œ It is a huge honour to be joining Observer Sport Monthly. The magazine has set new standards in what we expect from sports journalism, and I am looking forward to ensuring that it continues to innovate and surprise.â€
Before joining the Independent on Sunday, Lewis was deputy editor of Esquire and before that he was Health and Sports editor of GQ.
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