Geordie Greig

Geordie Greig

Former Editor, Daily Mail

Geordie Greig became the editor of The Mail on Sunday in April 2012.

He started his journalistic career as a crime reporter on the South-East London and Kentish Mercury in Deptford. After staff jobs on the Daily Mail and Sunday Today, he joined The Sunday Times in 1987 as a general reporter. He was the New York correspondent for five years and then the paper’s Literary Editor for five years, until he was made Editor of Tatler in August 1999. In March 2009 Geordie joined the London Evening Standard as Editor and he was also appointed in June 2010 Editorial Director of The Independent, The Independent on Sunday and London Evening Standard.

In his 20 years as a journalist he has covered wars, fashion shows, riots, film premieres and interviewed many celebrities including Peter Blake, Bryan Ferry and David Hockney, Martin Amis, V.S. Naipaul and Anish Kapoor. He is the critically acclaimed author of ‘The Kingmaker’, a history of the story of friendship between George VI and his grandfathers and ‘Breakfast with Lucian’ a memoir about the artist Lucian Freud (the film rights for which were recently bought by Harvey Weinstein.)

Geordie was born in London in 1960 and educated at Eton College and St. Peter’s College, Oxford where he read English Language and Literature.

He is married to a Texan, Kathryn Greig, and lives in London with their 15 year old twin girls Monica and Octavia and 17 year old son Jasper.