New comms role for ex-editor

After 36 years in the regional press industry, Steve Hall, who two months ago left his role as editor of the award-winning Derby Telegraph, has moved into the world of marketing.

He has been appointed as communications director of Champions (UK), a Loughborough-based company with ten in-house departments specialising in marketing and communications.

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Steve (pictured), who was editor-in-chief of the East Midlands titles of Reach plc (formerly Trinity Mirror) joins ex-TM East Midlands managing director David Simms, who is Champions group sales director.

John Hayes, chief executive of Champions, commented: “We are thrilled to add Steve to our board of directors. He brings a number of qualities to Champions and his valuable experience in media will help to support our high quality outputs.”

Under Steve’s leadership, the Derby Telegraph won the Newspaper of the Year title at the Birmingham Press Club-organised Midlands Media Awards in 2014

He was replaced at Reach plc as editor-in-chief by Marc Reeves, whose portfolio now takes in all Reach news brands across the East and West Midlands. Julie Bayley has taken up the role as editor of the Derby Telegraph and its sister website Derbyshire Live.