In a message to Mirror staff sent yesterday, Mirror Editor Alison Phillips said: “I'm delighted to announce Gemma Aldridge is to be taking over at the helm as editor of the Sunday Mirror and Sunday People from the start of April. This will be in addition to her holding a role as Mirror Deputy Editor (alongside Tom Carlin and Paul Cockerton). Gemma has worked on the Sunday titles for nine years during which time she has overseen such scoops as the Telford child sex scandal and Prince Philip's car crash victim.
“Gemma will be supported by Angela Wormald, formerly Sundays Head of News, who becomes Assistant Editor.”
“We wish them all the best and look forward to watching their success leading the Sundays team.”
Gemma Aldridge said: “I’m delighted to be taking on this exciting role on two newspapers that hold an important place in the tapestry of British life, past and present, as well as in my heart.
“It has been an enormous privilege to deputise to departing Editor Paul Henderson. I wish him the very best in the future and hope to build on his good work as I take the papers into the future.”
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