Andrew Harrod appointed as Barnsley Chronicle editor

The Barnsley Chronicle has appointed Andrew Harrod as editor.

Harrod, who succeeds Robert Cockroft, started his career on the Barnsley Chronicle 23 years ago. He joined the paper as a trainee district reporter in 1988, launching the Hoyland edition. He also had spells as the reporter for the Dearne as well as crime correspondent. His news, feature and investigative reporting earned him several awards.

Harrod left after 10 years to become news editor at the Grantham Journal in Lincolnshire and returned to Barnsley the following year to take on the role of head of news. More recently, he has been group editor and director of content at the Script Media Group, a Barnsley-based publisher of specialist business-to-business magazines.

Harrod said: “Returning to the Chronicle as editor has always been an ambition for me. It is undeniably one of the best weekly newspapers in the country.”

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