1 June 2010

simon Kelner: ‘I’m here to stay as Independent editor’

In a recent article by Dominic Ponsford, Simon Kelner has insisted that he is not an “interim” editor of The Independent, despite a suggestion to the contrary by his boss Evgeny Lebedev to the Financial Times last month.

Kelner told Press Gazette: “I’m going to be here until they get sick of me, which may be quite soon – but I hope not.”

Kelner was appointed editor of The Independent in April after serving two years as managing editor and ten years as editor before that.

In an in-depth interview for the June edition of Press Gazette he admitted that the Independent titles would have closed had it not been for the buyout by Alexander Lebedev, which was completed in April.

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