Veronica Wadley

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Veronica Judith Colleton Wadley (born 28 February 1952) is a British journalist, and former editor of London's Evening Standard from February 2002 to February 2009, during which it was owned by Associated Newspapers. She was the first female editor of the title. After Alexander Lebedev acquired the Standard in 2009, he replaced her with former Tatler editor Geordie Greig., The Evening Standard, 2 February 2009. Retrieved on 2 February 2009

Wadley was born in Chelsea and educated at the independent Francis Holland School in central London and at Benenden School in Kent. She has worked at Vogue, The Daily Telegraph and the two Mail titles.

During her time at the Standard, the newspaper was particularly critical of the then London Mayor, Ken Livingstone.Chris Tryhorn The Guardian, 15 February 2005. Retrieved on 25 May 2007. This came to a head in the run-up to the 2008 London mayoral election, in which Wadley's newspaper aggressively attacked Livingstone each day. According to articles in The Guardian and Time Out London, she was strongly influenced by the need to renew Associated Newspaper's multi-million pound contract to deliver the Metro free paper in London Underground stations in 2010, a decision within the gift of the Mayor.Nicholas Watt and Sam Jones The Guardian, Friday April 25 2008, page 8, para 8. A few months after Wadley left the Standard, the publication launched its "Sorry"...
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