Franki Berry named editor of Archant’s East London weeklies

A chief reporter has stepped as much as tackle the editorship of 5 weekly newspapers.

Franki Berry has been unveiled as Archant’s new editor for East London and Essex, the place she’s going to oversee the Romford Recorder, Ilford Recorder, Newham Recorder, Barking & Dagenham Post and East London Advertiser.

Franki, pictured, strikes to the function having served as chief reporter on Archant’s titles in North London – the Islington Gazette, Hackney Gazette, Brent and Kilburn Times and Ham & High – since April final 12 months.

She takes over in East London from Lindsay Jones, who left the corporate earlier this month.

Franki started her profession at Archant weekly the Herts Advertiser in 2016 after learning for her NCTJ {qualifications} at Lambeth College.

She certified as a senior journalist in 2018 and the next 12 months moved to change into a digital reporter with Travel Trade Gazette, a commerce journal for journey brokers, earlier than returning to Archant in 2020.

Speaking to HTFP, Franki mentioned: “I’m actually excited to take over the titles in East London and Essex, attending to know the communities and reporting on what actually issues to them.

“Over the previous 12 months, we’ve all seen that native folks and native initiatives are very important in instances of disaster, and that’s why it’s so essential to champion all issues native all 12 months spherical.

“So that’s what I, and my superb staff of reporters, will proceed to do.”

Frankie’s previous function as Chief Reporter for the North London titles is being marketed on HoldtheFrontPage right here.

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