London, Aug 27(ANI): Rupert Murdoch's News International has promoted Dominic Mohan to replace Rebekah Brooks as the new editor of The Sun from September 2.
Mohan is currently the newspaper's deputy editor and was a hot favourite for the job, following Brooks's promotion to CEO of News International, the tabloid's parent company, after spending six years at The Sun as editor.
"I believe The Sun is the best paper on the planet. It is a privilege to take over as editor and I cannot wait to get started," The Times quoted Mohan, as saying.
Brooks said Mohan is the best replacement the company could have got and praised him for being an outstanding leader.
"Dominic has been an outstanding leader at the paper, supporting me with energy and enthusiasm. He has an unrivalled understanding of what makes the paper tick and a real grasp of what makes a great Sun headline."
Mohan has been with The Sun since 1996, he had been working on the "Bizarre" column and became its editor two years later, before rising to become Deputy Editor and heir apparent in 2007. (ANI)