Emma Tucker was appointed by The Sunday Times as an editor on January 24. She will be the second female editor for The Sunday Times after almost a century. Tucker will take up the role on  January 28, reported The Guardian.

Tucker, before was the deputy editor of The Sunday Times. She will be replacing Martin Ivens, who will be stepping down after seven years. However, Ivens will join the board of Times and will continue broadcasting and news coverage.

Key Takeaways:

  • Emma Tucker was appointed as an editor by the Sunday Times. She currently holds the post of Deputy Editor.
  • She will begin her new role from January 28 and will be the second woman editor in this history of The Sunday Times. The first female editor was appointed for the post in 1893.
  • Tucker will be replacing Martin Ivens, who will be stepping down after seven years.

“The Sunday Times is one of the most famous newspaper brands and it’s an honour to take on the editorship,” said Tucker.

Tucker’s Working Experience

Emma joined News UK in 2007 and then took over the editorship of Times2 a year later in 2008. After five years she resumed the new role of the Editorial Director. Her role was to build a relationship between the editorial and the commercial teams which lead to successful partnerships. In addition, she also launched a series of Times Luxx reports targeting the fashion and luxury market.

Tucker began her career by joining The Times from the Financial Times as a graduate trainee eventually becoming Editor of the FT Weekend. During her career with the FT, Emma covered the European Union in Brussels and wrote features in Berlin.

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What Do Tucker And Her Colleagues Have to Say?

“I am delighted Emma Tucker is taking on the role of editor. She has had a stellar career in both print and digital journalism. She has a clear understanding of how digital is affecting our industry and how it can be deployed to the benefit of all readers. I know she will do a great job as the next editor of this outstanding publication.” said media mogul Martin whose role Tucker will resume.

“Emma becomes the first female editor of the Sunday Times in more than a century and she brings with her invaluable experience and great energy,” said Rebekah Brooks, the chief executive of its parent company, News UK. “On the Times, she has played a key role in the digital delivery of our content and in overseeing the evolution of our products and our newsrooms’’, she further added.

“The Sunday Times is one of the most famous newspaper brands and it’s an honour to take on the editorship,” said Tucker

She will begin her new role from January 28 and will be the second woman editor in this history of The Sunday Times. The first female editor was appointed for the post in 1893.

“Its record of investigative journalism, political scoops and breaking stories is unrivaled, as well as its features which set the agenda in the world of arts, fashion, and culture. I look forward to continuing that legacy of first-class reporting and working with the talented team there,” commented Tucker after being appointed.

The first female editor of The Sunday Times was Rachel Beer who held the post from the year 1893 to 11901. She was the aunt of poet Siegfried Sasson.

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Gaurika Taneja is an intern with SheThePeople.TV

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