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Mail on Sunday editor Geordie Greig to take over at Daily Mail

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Geordie Greig

By Sam Blewett

Mail On Sunday editor Geordie Greig will replace Paul Dacre after nearly 26 years at the helm of the Daily Mail, the papers' owner has announced.

Lord Rothermere, chairman of Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT), said that Mr Greig will take over in November when his predecessor becomes chairman and editor-in-chief of Associated Newspapers.

Ted Verity, the current Daily Mail deputy editor, will become editor of the Mail On Sunday, while Mr Greig will keep some "oversight" of the weekly title, DMGT said.

Lord Rothermere said: "Geordie has been an outstanding editor of The Mail On Sunday and I am delighted that he will continue the high-quality journalism that Paul has made a hallmark of the Daily Mail for more than 25 years.

"I am also delighted that Ted Verity, who has been an exceptional deputy editor at the Daily Mail, is to become editor of The Mail On Sunday."

In a letter to staff, Mr Dacre said in his new role he would "endeavour to ensure that our company remains at the absolute forefront of a rapidly changing industry".

Eton-educated Mr Greig is a previous editor of society magazine Tatler and has held posts at The Sunday Times, the London Evening Standard and The Independent.

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