MacGregor replaces Neil Darbyshire, who is moving to a yet-to-be-decided senior editorial role. The move ends a 13-year stint at Associated Newspapers for MacGregor. He joins from the Evening Standard, where he was the deputy editor. He was previously the launch editor of the freesheet Metro and before that the news editor of the Daily Mail. He began his Fleet Street career on the Daily Express as its education correspondent, before becoming its New York correspondent.
The Telegraph Group has hired Ian MacGregor as the joint deputy editor of The Daily Telegraph.