Krissi Murison appointed as editor of NME

LONDON - Krissi Murison, the former deputy editor of NME, is to become the new editor of the IPC-owned music title replacing Conor McNicholas.

Krissi Murison... new editor of NME
Krissi Murison... new editor of NME

Murison was previously music director for Nylon magazine in New York after leaving NME in February to take up the role.

She joined NME in 2003 as junior staff writer and went on to work as new bands editor and features editor. 

Murison said: "Editor of NME has to be up there as one of the all-time dream jobs – and certainly the only one I’d ever consider coming back to a British ‘summer’ for - there's a lot of work to do, but I am beyond excited to be at the helm of what has always been my favourite magazine in the world."

McNicholas left NME after seven years to become editor at BBC Worldwide's Top Gear in June.