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date: 27 January 2023

Witherow, John Moore free

Witherow, John Moore free

Born Johannesburg 20 Jan. 1952 m 1985 (marr. diss.); two s one d

Chairman, Times Newspapers, since 2022 (Editor, 2013–22)


Bedford Sch.; York Univ. (BA Hons Hist.); Univ. of Wales (Dip. Journalism 1977)


Reuters trainee, London and Madrid, 1977–80; home and foreign corresp., The Times, 1980–83; Sunday Times: Defence corresp., 1984–85; Diplomatic Corresp., 1985–87; Focus Ed., 1987–89; Foreign Ed., 1989–92; Man. Ed. (News), 1992–94; Actg Ed., 1994; Ed., 1995–2013. Vis. Fellow, Univ. of Oxford, 2008–. Hon. Dr York 2011


(with Patrick Bishop) The Winter War: the Falklands, 1982; The Gulf War, 1993


playing tennis badly, sailing


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