The New York Post Group has named Keith Poole editor-in-chief. Poole is currently deputy editor-in-chief of the News Corp.-owned U.K. tabloid The Sun. Col Allan, who returned to the New York Post last year after having served as its editor from 2001 to 2016, will retire in early March after Poole comes on board. The Post’s print editor-in-chief Stephen Lynch and digital editor-in-chief Michelle Gotthelf will remain in their positions and report to Poole. In his new post, Poole will oversee the Post and the Post Digital Network, which includes NYPost.com, PageSix.com and Decider.com as well as Post Studios and the related apps and social media accounts. Having previously served as the Sun’s digital editor, he is expected to bolster the digital side of the group’s operations. “Keith Poole is the ideal professional to lead the expansion of the Post, whose financial fortunes have been transformed over the past two years,” said News Corp CEO Robert Thomson.
The BBC is set to name Richard Sharp as its new chairman. He replaces David Clementi, who is stepping down next month. Sharp, who was once chairman of Goldman Sachs’ principal investment business in Europe, has most recently served as an unpaid adviser to Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak on the UK's economic response to COVID-19. He was also an adviser to Boris Johnson during his term as mayor of London. From 2007 to 2012, he was chairman of the Royal Academy of Arts. A donor to Britain’s Conservative party, Sharp is set to join the BBC as the organization negotiates with the government over the future of the license fee (currently about $215 annually) that funds it. “I’m confident he will drive forward reforms to the BBC to ensure it impartially reflects and serves the needs of all parts of the UK,” said culture secretary Oliver Dowden.
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McClatchy has promoted Colleen McCain Nelson to executive editor of the Sacramento Bee and regional editor for California. Nelson was previously McClatchy's opinion editor and editorial page editor for the Kansas City Star. In addition to heading the Sacramento Bee newsroom, she will oversee the Fresno Bee, the Modesto Bee, the Tribune in San Luis Obispo and the Merced Sun-Star. Before coming to McClatchy, Nelson was at the Wall Street Journal, where she covered the 2012 and 2016 presidential campaigns and served as White House correspondent. She has also worked as a reporter at the Dallas Morning News and Wichita Eagle. “Colleen comes to this leadership role with deep and proven experience in creating powerful, mission-driven journalism,” said McClatchy senior vp for news Kristin Roberts. McClatchy was acquired by Chatham Asset Management in September.