Editor-in-chief appointed at Newsquest Essex

The Chichester Observer Series editor Colin Channon is to leave Johnston Press to become editor-in-chief at The Echo (Basildon) and Colchester Gazette.

Channon will commence the role on 20 January, where he will also have overall responsibilty for a series of weekly titles, including the Essex County StandardClacton & Frinton Gazette and the Harwich and Manningtree Standard.

He will replace Martin McNeill, who is retiring after more than 40 years in the industry.

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