Brendon Parsons

Brendon Parsons is a former British newspaper editor.

Parsons was chief sub-editor on Today during the late 1980s, where he coped with a general shortage of trained subs in the industry.[1]

At the start of 1997, Parsons was editor of The People, when he moved to become editor of the Sunday Mirror.[2] He subsequently became deputy editor of the Daily Mirror, in which role he introduced the Mandy Capp cartoon, derived from its existing Andy Capp strip.[3]

In December 1997, Parsons was due to move posts again, being re-appointed as editor of The People.[4] However, he was soon granted compassionate leave, and six months later his Sunday Mirror role was given to former editor Colin Myler.[5] In 2000, Parsons stepped in to run during its final months, while Alan Callan was unwell.[6]


  1. Roy Greenslade, "Subbing shortages? Those were the days...", The Guardian, 23 August 2010
  2. "HOTLINE", PR Week, 23 January 1997
  3. Paul Slade, "Andy Capp: continued", PlanetSlade
  4. "Appointment Briefs", MediaTel, 11 December 1997
  5. Sophie Barker, "MEDIA: In Brief - Myler will head Sunday Mirror", PR Week, 18 September 1998
  6. Amy Vickers, "Worldsport closed", The Guardian, 28 September 2000
Media offices
Preceded by
Bridget Rowe
Editor of the The People
Succeeded by
Len Gould
Preceded by
Bridget Rowe
Editor of the Sunday Mirror
Succeeded by
Colin Myler
Preceded by
Paul Connew?
Deputy Editor of the Daily Mirror
Succeeded by
Tina Weaver
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