Tony McDonough joins team at YBnews

Award-winning business journalist boosts teams at Liverpool city region business news site

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Award-winning business journalist Tony McDonough has joined the team at YBnews as a media consultant.

Tony joins head of content Andrew Wright and managing director Jennie Lewis at YB producing business news and features from across the Liverpool city region.

Starting at the Liverpool Star & Merseymart weekly news group in 1992, Tony has all worked for the Liverpool Champion, Channel One Liverpool, City Talk and, for the past 14 years, has been a business reporter for the Liverpool Daily Post and ECHO.

In 2004 he was named Business & Financial Journalist of the Year at the UK Press Gazette awards. He has also been shortlisted twice in the Yorkshire Bank Northern Business Journalism Awards.

YBNews director Jennie Lewis said:

“I’m beyond excited that Tony is joining the YB team.

“His wealth of experience in news and media will be so valuable in helping us to drive forward with our ambitions for YBnews.

“I’ll certainly be trusting Tony’s direction in terms of how we grow in the coming months.

“There’s a real opportunity in Liverpool at the moment to promote small and growing businesses that are demonstrably driving wealth and job creation – and with Tony’s combined expertise and the relationships he has built over the past 14 years, we hope to be at the forefront of news in the city.

“It really is a very exciting time for YBnews. There’s so much happening in Liverpool and with Andy also joining us, I’m confident that we now have the right team in place to become a credible and reliable news platform.”

Tony added:

“I believe YBNews has real potential to become an essential source of business news for the Liverpool city region.

“This is a new chapter in my career and I am excited by the challenges it brings.”

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