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Tony Gallagher


The Sun




The Sun


United Kingdom


The Sun


Lifestyle & Culture



What makes Tony Gallagher a Global Shaker?

Tony Gallagher is the Editor-in-chief of The Sun, one of the most popular daily newspapers in the United Kingdom.

He rose to fame for his Princess Diana related exclusives for The Daily Mail, where he worked as a reporter. He soon moved on becoming the Deputy Editor of The Daily Telegraph in 2007.

As deputy editor, Gallagher took the lead on exclusives relating to the MPs’ expenses scandal. In November 2009, he was promoted to editor.

Gallagher relinquished his post with immediate effect in January 2014. The following April he became joint deputy editor of the Daily Mail and shared the role with John Steafel.

Gallagher was appointed as the editor-in-chief of The Sun on 2 September 2015.

Soon after the EU referendum results were announced in 2016, Tony Gallagher said to a Guardian reporter, “So much for the waning power of Print Media”.

On a separate occasion to the Press-Gazette, he said that one of the first things he did when he joined as editor was to commission research which found “the readership was pretty hostile to the European project”. He said: “That has guided some of our thinking editorially.”

Throughout the Brexit Campaign, The Sun along with The Daily Mail highlighted ‘people’s concerns regarding the EU, even covering and reaffirming that The Queen backs Brexit.

Last updated: May 2, 2018