Previous News Letter deputy editor Ben Lowry was promoted to editor after Alistair Bushe left to join Reach.
The News Letter has also appointed Henry McDonald as political editor.
Lowry said: “I am delighted to have Rod and Henry joining us. It is a real vote of confidence in the paper that we are recruiting such high calibre journalists, and all the more reason for readers to subscribe.”
McDonald has previously worked for the Sunday Times, BBC, The Guardian, The Observer, Irish News, and Sunday News.
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