FORMER Chatteris man Dominic Mohan has achieved a life-long ambition to become Editor of The Sun.
Dominic has worked his way up the journalistic ladder to replace Rebekah Brooks, who will become Chief Executive Officer of News International, at the head of one of the most popular tabloid newspapers in the country.
He is a former pupil of Cromwell Community College in Chatteris and Neale-Wade School in March and his parents Debbie and Michael still live in Chatteris.
They said: "We are immensely proud of Dominic's achievement. He always had a great flair for writing from a young age and we always had confidence in his ability to succeed."
Dominic (40), who lives in North London with his wife and three children, has worked on The Sun for 13 years. He started his career there on its showbiz column before writing a weekly opinion column. He was then Assistant Editor, Associate Editor, Features and most recently, Deputy Editor.
James Murdoch, Chairman and Chief Executive, Europe and Asia, News Corporation, said: "Dominic has proved himself a very capable deputy to Rebekah, sharing her passion for campaigning journalism on the issues that connect with the country."
Rebekah Brooks said: "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. I am delighted to be handing the reins over to such a talented successor. I look forward to continuing to work with him in my new role."
Dominic said: "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."