After several weeks of speculation we can announce that David Atkin, the current Deputy Editor of the Evening Telegraph has been appointed Editor, following the resignation of Mel Cook. David joined the paper in 1995 as a reporter and has worked with Mel in the position of Deputy for several years.
Mel Cook announced his resignation last month, taking on a position of editor in Nottingham, after the former daily paper became a weekly publication, and the ending of their weekly publication "The Target".
The Evening Telegraph will this year celebrate its 75th anniversary.
He spent two years with the Scunthorpe Telegraph before moving to the Lancashire Evening Post. He returned to Scunthorpe in 1998 before joining the Grimsby Telegraph in 2000 as news editor, and was later made assistant editor in 2004. Atkin, became deputy editor at the Telegraph in 2004.
The most recent ABC figures for the Scunthorpe Telegraph show it had an average weekly circulation of 20,284. As a daily in the first half of 2011 it sold an average of 16,084.
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