There have been more changes at The Sun sports desk, with two long-standing reporters being given new beats to cover.
Steve Brenner, after having worked on the Ashes cricket tour, will take up the role of tennis reporter, taking over from Charlie Wyett, who has been made the No2 football writer on the paper.
Wyett’s move sees him effectively replace Ian McGarry, who was made redundant last summer. Wyett had been The Sun‘s tennis correspondent for a decade, but continued to be a valued contributor on football.
Brenner covered the recent end-of-season Masters tournament at the O2 and already has the experience of covering Wimbledon a couple of times. Sources at Wapping suggest that “he jumped at the chance” of following the progress of Andy Murray and Laura Robson at future Grand Slams.
He is expected to continue to contribute on cricket and work as the paper’s man in the north east on football, where Ray Ryan, the former News of the World staffer, offers some freelance cover.
Across the road at Wapping, The Times sports desk’s highly rated No2, Craig Tregurtha, has moved to become editor of Times Digital, in charge of news and sport content online.
Tregurtha is the former Sunday Mirror sports editor who joined The Times as football editor, running its important weekly supplement The Game. He had been deputy sports editor since 2008.