Publisher Reach PLC has deployed a 30-strong team for its new service Yorkshire Live, which it is calling its “largest digital launch yet”.
Twelve journalists have been hired for the launch, alongside the six already employed by LeedsLive and 12 digital journalists at the Huddersfield Examiner’s offices.
Yorkshire Live will see the company expand its existing digital footprint from its LeedsLive and ExaminerLive portals into Sheffield, Bradford and North Yorkshire.
The editor will be Chris Sherrard, Reach’s editor-in-chief digital in the North, while Huddersfield Examiner editor Wayne Ankers will also now serve as head of news for Yorkshire Live.
Sherrard said: “Yorkshire is such an exciting county with so many interesting towns and cities. We want to cover all that is great about the people and places of the county in an interesting and engaging way.
“We’re excited about the team that we have built for Yorkshire Live and look forward to building a deep and meaningful connection with the readers.”