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Hugh Whittow

Former Editor-in-Chief

Daily Express


Former Editor-in-Chief


Daily Express


United Kingdom


73 years


Daily Express


Lifestyle & Culture



What makes Hugh Whittow a Global Shaker?

Hugh Whittow is the former editor-in-chief of the Daily Express and one of the most formidable media leaders in the UK. He retired from the position in March 2018.

Whittow worked for the Western Telegraph and the South Wales Echo, before moving to London to work on the London Evening News, and then the Daily Star. In the mid-1980s, he joined The Sun, where he became known for obtaining scoops.

With a circulation of just 400,000, the Daily Express is the smallest of the Big 4 pro-Brexit newspapers. Hugh Wittow its editor-in-chief argues that despite being smallest newspapers in circulation, the Daily Express was responsible for setting the tone of the conversation around Brexit.

Despite being a subsidiary of The Trinity Mirror Group, rather liberal-left publication, Daily Express has been able to stay on the right.

Last updated: May 2, 2018