Tony Miles (journalist)

Anthony Miles (born 18 July 1930) is a former British newspaper editor.

Miles grew up in High Wycombe. After attending the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe from 1942 to 1946,[1] he worked on the Middlesex Advertiser, Nottingham Guardian and Evening Argus, before joining the Daily Mirror in 1954, as a feature writer. In 1966, he was appointed as an Assistant Editor, then the following year as Associate Editor, before becoming overall Editor of the newspaper in 1971.[2]

Miles held the editorship for three years, following which he was appointed as Editorial Director of the Mirror Group, for a few years also serving as its chairman. He also sat on the Press Council and served as a director of Reuters. In 1984, he stood down from his remaining British posts, unhappy with Robert Maxwell's control of the Mirror,[3] and moved to the United States, where he became an Executive Publisher with the Globe Communications Corporation, publisher of the National Examiner, until the early 1990s.[2]


  1. The Wycombiensian, Magazine of the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe, May 1971
  2. 1 2 "MILES, Anthony John", Who Was Who
  3. Roy Greenslade, Press Gang: How Newspapers Make Profits from Propaganda, pp.397-398
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Preceded by
Lee Howard
Editor of the Daily Mirror
Succeeded by
Michael Christiansen
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