Shaun Custis gets Sun sport’s head of content job

The Sun’s chief football writer, Shaun Custis, is the paper’s new “head of sport content”.

Promoted: The Sun's Shaun Custis
Promoted: The Sun’s Shaun Custis

Custis, who has been deputy sports editor of the Sunday People and sports editor for Daily and Sunday Express, will be in charge of content across all multimedia platforms.

The appointment follows the scrapping of the traditional sports editor role, which has now been split into two.

Paul Hudson, who had a short spell in the sports department in 2001 but has a news and features background, becomes sport’s “head of publishing”.

Hudson and Custis replace Mike Dunn, who moves on to the Independent when the World Cup ends.

Custis is widely respected and a regular pundit on Sky Sports. He joined The Sun as chief football writer 12 years ago.

Hudson has been at the paper since 1991 and has edited regularly.

Hudson’s deputy is Dean Scoggins, who joined in 2006 as a sub-editor through the graduate scheme.

Scoggins has also worked briefly as rugby union correspondent and Midlands football reporter. Since December he has been leader of The Sun’s “One Team Sport Project”.



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