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Ian MacGregor (journalist)

Ian MacGregor is a British journalist. He is a former editor of The Sunday Telegraph, now in an 'Emeritus' role.[1]

MacGregor studied at the University of Edinburgh, where he edited the student newspaper, titled The Student.[2] He entered professional journalism in 1986 at the Southern Evening Echo in Southampton, along with Tony Gallagher, later editor of The Daily Telegraph and The Sun. MacGregor joined South West News Service in Bristol in 1988. He was then the editor of Metro during 2001, and moved to become Deputy Editor of the Evening Standard at the start of 2002. In 2006, he was appointed Deputy Editor of The Daily Telegraph; the post was initially intended to be held jointly with Will Lewis, but Lewis was then appointed as the paper's editor.[3]

In September 2007, MacGregor was promoted to become Editor of The Sunday Telegraph.[4] He moved to an "Editor Emeritus" post in April 2017, and was replaced as editor by Allister Heath. His new role is intended to be as a coordinator between the commercial and editorial sides of the operation [1]

In April 2018, MacGregor was appointed to the board of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) as an industry member. [5]


  1. ^ a b Mayhew, Freddy (13 April 2017). "Allister Heath appointed new Sunday Telegraph editor as Ian MacGregor takes on 'emeritus' role". Press Gazette. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  2. ^ "The Spike", The Scotsman, 6 September 2007
  3. ^ Alex Donohue, "MacGregor appointed joint deputy editor of Daily Telegraph", 13 July 2006
  4. ^ Dominic Ponsford, "Sunday Telegraph editor Patience Wheatcroft resigns", Press Gazette, 4 September 2007
  5. ^ "IPSO appoints Ian MacGregor to its Board". Retrieved 15 October 2019.
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Preceded by
New position
Editor of Metro
Succeeded by
Kenny Campbell
Preceded by
Peter Bowyer?
Deputy Editor of the Evening Standard
Succeeded by
Andrew Bordiss
Preceded by
Neil Darbyshire and Will Lewis
Deputy Editor of the Daily Telegraph
Succeeded by
Tony Gallagher
Preceded by
Patience Wheatcroft
Editor of The Sunday Telegraph
Succeeded by
Allister Heath