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OM appointed Editor

Emma Tucker

Emma Tucker (1986, PPE) has been named the new editor of the Sunday Times, replacing Martin Ivens. She is the second female editor in the paper’s history, the first for over a century.

Ms Tucker was previously Deputy Editor at The Times. She began her career as a graduate trainee at the Financial Times, eventually becoming the editor of FT Weekend. During her career with the FT, Emma covered the European Union in Brussels and wrote features in Berlin.

Emma joined the Times as Associate Features Editor before taking over the editorship of Times2 a year later. After five years she took up a new role as Editorial Director where she helped foster a much closer working relationship between the editorial and commercial teams, leading to a number of successful long term partnerships. She also launched a series of Times Luxx reports targeting the fashion and luxury market.

Rachel Beer, the aunt of the war poet Siegfried Sassoon, was the first female editor of the newspaper. She held the post between 1893 and 1901.

Published: 3 February 2020

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