A former editor of the Manchester Evening News, Maria McGeoghan, has joined the BBC as external communications lead at the BBC North base in Salford.
McGeoghan, who left the MEN in April last year, began the new role a few days ago.
Following her departure from the MEN, she had worked as director of strategy and operations at The Scott Partnership, an international communications agency based in Holmes Chapel which specialises in science and technology PR.
The Scott Partnership has two offices in the UK and further offices in the States, China and most recently India.
McGeoghan joined the MEN as assistant editor in 1998 having previously held a variety of senior roles at the Liverpool Echo.
She was appointed deputy editor in 2006 and when appointed as editor in 2010, she became the first woman editor in the paper’s 145 year history.
McGeoghan, who lives in Salford, told Prolific North that she was: “Absolutely delighted to be joining the BBC North team. It’s a great story for the North and I’m proud to be a part of it.”