Emma Tucker to become first female Sunday Times editor since 1901
The Sunday Times has appointed Emma Tucker as its first female editor in over a century.
She is currently deputy editor of the Times but will replace Martin Ivens after seven years in that role.
Rupert Murdoch, the executive chairman of News Corp, owner of News UK, said: “Under Martin’s editorship, the Sunday Times has broken investigative stories of global impact, such as the reporting on Fifa, and the paper has built on its strong record for political reporting and campaigning.”
Rebekah Brooks, the chief executive of its parent company, News UK said: “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.”
“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.”
Tucker said: “The Sunday Times is one of the most famous newspaper brands and it’s an honour to take on the editorship.”