New goal in life for football editor

Keith Perry, currently football editor at the Birmingham Mail, is returning to his former newspaper – the Coventry Telegraph – as editor. He succeeds Alun Thorne, who departed the Telegraph last autumn in order to take up a role in the public relations industry.

Keith, who takes over on February 2, was sports editor at Coventry until he moved to the Birmingham Mail just a few months ago.


Marc Reeves, who is editor-in-chief of Trinity Mirror operations in the Midlands, said that Keith had been selected from a “very strong” list of candidates who had applied for the position.

“Keith has the drive and vision to keep the Telegraph at the centre of people’s lives in Coventry,” he added.

A former staffer on the Derby Telegraph, Leicester Mercury and Sunday Mercury, Keith commented: “I am delighted to be returning to the Coventry Telegraph as editor. I know that it is a very talented newsroom and I am looking forward to working with the team there to accelerate our audience growth.

“I will be sad to leave the Birmingham Mail, but the football department is now well placed to build on the success we have achieved in the last few months.”