Your Yorkshire Evening Post has a new editor.
Nicola Furbisher took up her role this week after two years as managing editor of the Yorkshire Evening Post and its sister title The Yorkshire Post.
Nicola, who lives in Morley, has been a journalist for almost 30 years and started her career at the Brighouse Echo before moving to the Halifax Courier.
From there she moved to The Yorkshire Post where she became chief reporter, then news editor and then was appointed deputy editor of the Yorkshire Evening Post.
In 2010 she became group editor of the Chesterfield-based Derbyshire Times, a position she held for two years before deciding to leave newspapers to join her husband working in Brussels.
She returned to Yorkshire Post Newspapers as managing editor in October 2013.
Nicola said: “It’s a delight and a privilege to be leading the YEP and its fabulous team of journalists. ‘Championing Leeds’ is what’s under our masthead, and that’s exactly what we plan to do.
“Leeds is a great, great city and I’m very conscious that the YEP is a part of that city – not just on the outside looking in.
“We care what happens here, indeed, we have a stake in what happens here.
“The team and I have lots of plans for 2016 and we’re looking forward to sharing them with our readers and advertisers in the coming weeks and months.”
Following a relaunch of the YEP last January, plans for 2016 include a new-look reactive, responsive mobile-friendly website currently in the early stages of development.
She added: “In the week that the YEP Facebook site hit 50,000 ‘likes’, with a Twitter following of 106,000 and a website achieving nearly 1.7 million page views in seven days, it’s clear our audience is growing significantly day by week by month, and our aim is for every reader to find the YEP, use it and enjoy it in whichever format they choose.”
She has urged readers to contact her with their thoughts on the YEP and how they would like it to improve by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org or by tweeting her @NicolaFurbisher