Keith Perry, who has edited the Coventry Telegraph for the last four-and-a-half years, is leaving in the autumn to become head of communications (news and content) at Coventry University.
Keith (pictured) also edits the Telegraph’s sister website, Coventry Live, which now achieves 11 million page views per month.
Before taking up his role as editor, Keith was sports editor at the Telegraph. He has also worked at the Birmingham Mail, Derby Telegraph Leicester Mercury and the Birmingham-based Sunday Mercury.
Marc Reeves, Midlands editor-in-chief for Reach plc, said: “I’m immensely sad to see Keith go. He has proven himself to be a bold and forward thinking editor whose passion and belief in his team is matched only by the passion he feels for the city he has served so well.”
“It has been an honour and a privilege to do this job and it will always be a source of great pride to me that the team here has achieved so much,”commented Keith. “Coventry is a wonderful city and I am delighted that I have been able to secure another fantastic opportunity here with Coventry University.”
His replacement will be made in due course.
Meanwhile, the hotel which is being built on the site of the former Coventry Telegraph headquarters in Corporation Street is set to open in 2020 – in good time to celebrate the city’s status as UK City of Culture in 2021. To be known as the Telegraph Hotel, it will have 88 bedrooms, a restaurant in a glazed courtyard, meeting and conferencing facilities, as well as a rooftop bar overlooking Belgrade Square.”
As part of the development plans, 1,270 student flats will be built at the rear of the site.