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Reach appoints Matthew Shaw as Rugby League Live Editor

Reach has appointed Matthew Shaw as Rugby League Live Editor as the publisher looks to bolster coverage of the sport in northern heartlands areas.

Reach appoints Matthew Shaw as Rugby League Live Editor
Matthew Shaw.

His editorial remit will cover the Lancashire, Manchester and Yorkshire regions. He will report into Jonathan Birchall, Audience and Content Director for Sport.

Jonathan Birchall said, “We look forward to welcoming Matthew and all the rugby league expertise he brings as we increase coverage for a sport which is underserved digitally. The aim is to become the destination for rugby league fans with content they will be unable to access elsewhere.”

According to the latest Comscore, Reach Sport reached 12.7m adults in December, more people than any other UK digital sports publisher, says Reach.

Matthew Shaw said: “I am looking forward to joining the rugby league team and providing quality sports content and journalism to communities.”

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