Award-winning editor takes on new role

The Geelong Advertiser has a new editor, Steele Tallon, the former editor of AdelaideNow.

According to The Advertiser, Mr Tallon, also a former deputy editor of the Sunday Mail, will be replacing current editor Peter Judd, who is moving to a national role with News Ltd.

Mr Judd has been editor of the Geelong Advertiser for 14 years, and News Ltd chairman and chief executive John Hartigan told the Advertiser: “He is a remarkable editorial executive and I am delighted that he has agreed to step into a new senior position in our company where his journalistic leadership and thinking can have an even broader impact,” he said.

Mr Tallon told the Geelong Advertiser he was looking forward to his new role.
“My challenge is to expand the lead in innovation established by Peter across all platforms,” he said.

Paul Starick, deputy editor of The Advertiser, will take over as editor of AdelaideNow. Andrew Holman, currently managing editor (news), has been appointed deputy editor of The Advertiser.

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