A former chief reporter at the Daily Record is to join the Scottish News of the World, as a columnist.
Anna Smith is moving from the Sunday Mirror, where she has a column. A novellist also – she has a third book pending, following the publication of ‘Spit Against The Wind’ and ‘The Homecoming’ – she starts on the 22nd of next month.
An award-winning journalist, she has reported the Dunblane Massacre, and from Kosovo, Belfast and New York, in the wake of 9/11. She was chief reporter at the Daily Record when it unmasked a paedophile working with young players at Celtic Boys’ Club.
Says Bob Bird, News of the World Scottish editor: “Anna is a fearless, entertaining and controversial columnist. Her must-read opinions will provide a strong Scottish female voice for the paper and talk to our readers on subjects that really matter to them in Scotland. It’s a tremendous boost for the Scottish News of the World and I’m looking forward to working with her.”
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