de Brito named editor-in-chief

Kate de Brito, editor-in-chief of women’s news site Mamamia.com.au, has been appointed to a similar role at News.com.au.

Kate de Brito is the new editor-in-chief of News.com.au. Photo: Twitter

Kate de Brito is the new editor-in-chief of News.com.au. Photo: Twitter

She leaves Mamamia after two years and joins her new employer in January.

The move marks Ms de Brito’s return to News Corp. She spent 10 years as its head of digital of the editorial network and news editor of news.com.au.

News.com.au managing director Julian Delany previously worked alongside Ms de Brito and said he had witnessed first-hand her “commitment and passion for news”.

“I have every confidence that Kate’s ability to steer a digital newsroom will ensure we continue to lead and set the national agenda,” Mr Delany said.

Meanwhile, Daniel Sankey, editor of News.com.au, will move to a new role involving digital sport and wagering information. His role will be to identify and develop opportunities for audience and commercial growth.

News Corp Australasia executive chairman Michael Miller thanked Mr Sankey for his contribution and said he “cemented News.com.au’s stature as the number one website in the country”.

“I look forward to him bringing his digital experience and passion for sport to this growing market place for innovative sports and wagering information,” Mr Miller said.

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