Robert Winnett to step down as deputy editor of The Telegraph

3 June 2024

The Telegraph today announces that Robert Winnett will be stepping down as deputy editor after the general election to become editor of The Washington Post. He will take up his new role in the autumn.

Robert joined the Telegraph in 2007 and worked on the MPs’ expenses expose before becoming Political Editor of the Telegraph and then Deputy Editor, a post he has held for the past 10 years. 

Chris Evans, editor of the Telegraph, said: “Rob is the most tremendous journalist and has been at the heart of all that is best about the Telegraph. We owe him a great deal. The Post has made a fine choice in appointing him its next editor and he leaves with both our gratitude and our best wishes.”

Robert Winnett said: “After almost 17 years at the Telegraph, it has been an emotional decision to leave, as I am incredibly proud of all our journalism every day and love being a part of this organisation. The Telegraph is a brilliant place with brilliant people and what we publish is truly world-beating.”

“I will miss being a part of the exciting times ahead as The Telegraph continues to lead the way digitally. But I will continue to read, watch and listen to everything the Telegraph publishes with great interest.”



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