Bob Edwards (British journalist)

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Robert John Edwards CBE (26 October 1925 28 May 2012) [1] was a British journalist.

Edwards was editor of Tribune (1951–54), a feature writer on the Evening Standard (1954–57), deputy editor of the Sunday Express (1957–59), managing editor of the Daily Express (1959–1961) then its editor (1961), editor of the Glasgow Evening Citizen (1962–63), editor of the Daily Express again (1963–65), editor of the Sunday People (1966–1972) and editor of the Sunday Mirror [2] (1972–1984). He was a director of Mirror Group Newspapers from 1976 to 1988.

Edwards published an autobiography in 1988, Goodbye Fleet Street.

He was appointed a CBE in the 1986 Birthday Honours.

He was interviewed by National Life Stories (C467/10) in 2007 for the 'Oral History of the British Press' collection held by the British Library. [3]

Edwards died on May 28th, 2012, aged 86. He is survived by his second wife, Brigid Segrave, who is an accomplished watercolourist, and by his two sons and two daughters from his previous marriage to Laura Ellwood. [4]

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References

  1. Revel Barker "Bob Edwards: Journalist who edited the 'Daily Express', 'The People' and the 'Sunday Mirror'", The Independent,
  2. Morton, Andrew (1998). Diana: Her True Story in Her Own Words. Pocket. p. 160. ISBN   0-671-02412-4 . Retrieved 5 April 2011.
  3. National Life Stories, 'Edwards, Bob (1 of 4) National Life Stories Collection: 'Oral History of the British Press', The British Library Board, 2007. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  4. Aitken, Ian (30 May 2012). "Bob Edwards obituary". The Guardian. ISSN   0261-3077 . Retrieved 15 October 2019.
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Preceded by
Michael Foot and Evelyn Anderson
Editor of Tribune
19521955
Succeeded by
Michael Foot
Preceded by
Edward Pickering
Deputy Editor of the Sunday Express
19571959
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Preceded by
Edward Pickering
Acting Editor of the Daily Express
1961
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Roger Wood
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Roger Wood
Editor of the Daily Express
19631965
Succeeded by
Derek Marks
Preceded by
Stuart Campbell
Editor of the Sunday People
19661972
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Geoffrey Pinnington
Preceded by
Michael Christiansen
Editor of the Sunday Mirror
19721984
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Peter Thompson