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News appoints Barclay Crawford

Daily Mail Australia Editor Barclay Crawford been appointed executive editor of and will be succeeded by his deputy Felicity Hetherington. appoints Barclay Crawford
Left: Barclay Crawford; Right: Felicity Hetherington.

dmg media has appointed Barclay Crawford executive editor of based in New York.

Currently the editor of Daily Mail Australia, he will be succeeded by his deputy Felicity Hetherington, who will oversee Australian editorial operations, added the publisher.

Barclay has been editor of Daily Mail Australia since 2017 and was instrumental in launching the brand in 2014.

With over 25 years’ experience in the media, he joined Daily Mail Australia as the first news editor from The Sunday Telegraph, and prior to this he worked at the South China Morning Post and The Australian.

Since launching in Australia almost 10 years ago, Daily Mail Australia has grown into a digital news powerhouse. The latest Ipsos audience figures show the site is read by 9.67 million Australians - up 11.06% on the previous month.

In his executive role, Barclay will report to Gerard Greaves, the editor-in-chief of in the US.

Gerard said: “Barclay has been instrumental in Daily Mail Australia’s success, which speaks volumes about his talent, dedication and ability to make a real difference.

“So I am delighted to welcome him to’s senior executive team in New York, where I know he will have a huge impact across the newsroom.

“ is growing its presence in the exciting US market and Barclay’s arrival is a striking example of our ambitions.”

Barclay said: “Editing Daily Mail Australia has been the greatest privilege of my working life.

“We have built up an awesome team, developed some great digital journalists over the last decade, broken an incredible number of stories and are now third commercially in one of the most competitive media markets in the world.

“What Felicity Hetherington doesn’t know about digital news, showbiz and lifestyle isn’t worth knowing.

“I can’t wait to join the team in New York at such a pivotal time in the news cycle.”

Felicity said: “I look forward to both the opportunity of working with such a talented, dedicated team and further growing Daily Mail Australia's place in the market.”

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