Iestyn George

Iestyn George is a Welsh journalist, who previously worked as an editor at both NME and GQ and is now a lecturer at University of Brighton.

Iestyn George
OccupationJournalist, University lecturer
Known forNME, GQ

Journalism careerEdit

During the 1990s, George was a writer for NME magazine,[1] and became news editor.[2] He became the marketing manager for Welsh band the Manic Street Preachers between 1999 and 2003.[3] By 2001, George was also the music editor for GQ magazine,[4] and became deputy editor at Golf Punk magazine.[5]

He became editor of Rio magazine in 2009; it was the brainchild of Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand, who acted as editor-in-chief.[6] He is presently the lecturer at University of Brighton.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Iestyn George is the son of Welsh broadcaster Beti George.[8] He is the brother-in-law of Loaded co-founder and Golf Punk founder Tim Southwell.[9]


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  2. ^ "Iestyn George". Visit Wales. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  3. ^ Wood, Chris (18 September 2015). "Was 1999 the year that helped shape modern Wales?". BBC News. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Cardiff set to be recreation capital". BBC News. 27 June 2001. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  5. ^ George, Iestyn (26 March 2005). "Golf gets to grips with a new generation". Financial Times. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  6. ^ Reynolds, John (15 January 2009). "Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand launches digital magazine". MediaWeek. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  7. ^ Reid, Alastair. "8 ways to make the most of your journalism course". p. 29 October 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  8. ^ Hitt, Carolyn (17 March 2012). "Carolyn Hitt: "Merv the Swerve was a god in our house"". Wales Online. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  9. ^ "The Questionnaire: Tim Southwell". Sports Journalists' Association. Retrieved 16 April 2016.