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David King

David King


Executive director


Telegraph Media Group

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7931 3434


111, Buckingham Palace Road, London, , SW1W 0DT


6th November 1959

Career highlights

Working with talented and driven people who want to win.

Most cringeworthy moment of your career

On my first corporate lunch, sinking my fork into a chicken kiev that duly splattered my guest with hot garlic butter and the diners on the next table.

Best thing about your job

It's always challenging and I am still learning.

Worst thing about your job

Newspapers slamming other newspapers – there's a bigger world out there!

Advice for a wannabe A Lister

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If you could be anyone else in this business, who would it be?


What would you do on a sabbatical?

Don't want one – retirement is a permanent sabbatical.

Your USP?

Clarity and delivery.

What would you change about yourself?

Switch my BlackBerry off on holiday.

Favourite media

The Daily Telegraph,, Sky Sports, BBC News.

Favourite shop

Village pub.

What’s the biggest lie you’ve told?

No chance!

How many toilets do you own?


What can’t you live without (apart from family)?



King runs one of the most admired commercial operations in the newspaper business and has spent much of the year once again refining the Telegraph's cross-media operation. He's made a few cutbacks here and there but retains a strong and expert team around him, which he leads with passion.

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