Alba new ST Scotland editor

SUNDAY Times Scotland has promoted its deputy, Carlos Alba, to succeed Les Snowdon as editor, who is off to take the helm at Scotland on Sunday.

Alba – who has been deputy for five years – has an extensive CV, which began 16 years ago at the Dumfries and Galloway Standard, as a reporter.

In fact, the first person he spoke to at the Standard was a certain Les Snowdon, who was a photographer there.

His successor is to be current news editor, Camillo Fracassini. It is understood, there were six candidates interviewed for the editor’s job.

After two years at the Standard, Alba worked at The Press and Journal, before moving to the Edinburgh Evening News. There followed a reporter’s job at The Herald, which was soon became the education correspondent’s post.

His next step was political correspondent at the Daily Record, before moving to The Sunday Times Scotland, initially as chief reporter/deputy news editor.

Any day now, he is expecting to become a dad for the third time.

Yesterday, Snowdon’s move date to SoS was announced by publishers, Johnston Press, as Tuesday, the 17th of next month.

Also on the move, today is the last day in post for Henry Hepburn, press officer at the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration. A former journalist at The Press and Journal, he’s returning to journalism, with a job at the Times Educational Supplement.

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