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Anne Harris named new editor of Sunday Independent

The paper’s former Deputy Editor succeeds her late husband Aengus Fanning at the helm of Ireland’s biggest-selling newspaper.

Anne Harris, pictured in 2008. Harris has been appointed editor of the Sunday Independent, succeeding her late husband Aengus Fanning.
Anne Harris, pictured in 2008. Harris has been appointed editor of the Sunday Independent, succeeding her late husband Aengus Fanning.
Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

THE SUNDAY INDEPENDENT has named Anne Harris as its new editor.

Harris, previously the paper’s Deputy Editor, succeeds her late husband Aengus Fanning, who passed away last month.

Harris joined the paper as its Features Editor in 1985 and had served as its deputy editor for almost two decades.

Independent Newspapers Ireland chief executive Joe Webb described Harris as the “most innovative, talented and dedicated media professional in Ireland”.

“I know that if Aengus could have chosen his successor, that she would have been the only name on his list.”

The most recent circulation figures for the paper, for the first half of last year, showed its national circulation at 255,806 – the highest of any publication in the country.

The paper says its circulation translates to a regular readership of 971,000.

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