Andy Rose has been appointed deputy sports editor at the Daily Star.
Rose began his career at West Riding News and Sports Service in Yorkshire, before moving to BBC News Online.
He left the BBC in 2003 to take up the role of chief football writer at Wales on Sunday, where he reported on the national team across Europe under Mark Hughes then John Toshack and witnessed a 16-year-old Gareth Bale make his international debut.
After four successful years, Rose moved to London as a freelance football reporter when he began working for the Daily Star.
In 2010, following a break to compete on the winning crew of the Clipper Round the World yacht race, he switched from reporting and came inside to work on the desk.
But he still managed to break the exclusive story of how disgraced Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Amir was flouting his ban for spot fixing by playing club cricket in Surrey.
Rose succeeds Duncan Wright, who has moved over to become Head of Sport Online for the Daily Star and Daily Express.
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