Dan Sabbagh

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Dan Sabbagh
Lambeth Borough Councillor
for Vassall Ward
In office
19 August 1999 – 4 May 2006
Preceded by Michael Cruickshanks
Succeeded by Kingsley Abrams
Personal details
Born 1971
Political party Labour

Daniel Sabbagh (born 1971) is a British journalist who is the National News Editor of The Guardian (appointed in January 2013).[1] His specialist area as a journalist is the media industry.

Sabbagh worked as a city reporter at The Daily Telegraph and as senior reporter on the magazine Computing before joining The Times where he was telecoms correspondent and then media editor between 2004 and 2009, when he resigned.[2] In April 2005, along with his then editor Robert Thomson, he was served with a criminal libel summons from a French court by the Barclay Brothers over an article published in The Times in November 2004.[3] That action was eventually dropped, and The Times published a statement in February 2007.[4]

Sabbagh was co-founder of the media news and entertainment website Beehive City, along with two former Times colleagues Adam Sherwin and Timothy Glanfield, and was a contributor prior to joining The Guardian.[5]

He joined The Guardian in November 2010.[5] Prior to becoming the newspaper's National News Editor, he was head of media and technology which included oversight of the Media Guardian website.[1]

He was a Labour councillor for Vassall ward in the London Borough of Lambeth between August 1999 and May 2006.[6] In 2010, he was media advisor to Oona King on her unsuccessful attempt to become the London Labour Mayoral candidate.[7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Guardian appoints Dan Sabbagh as national news editor", guardian.co.uk, 18 January 2013
  2. 'Media Monkey' "A farewell to the Times's Dan Sabbagh", media guardian, 27 November 2009
  3. Dominic Ponsford "Times editor blasts Barclays for suing in French courts", Press Gazette, 20 April 2005
  4. Chris Tryhorn "Barclays drop Times libel case", media guardian, 9 February 2007
  5. 5.0 5.1 Dominic Ponsford "Former Times media editor Dan Sabbagh joins The Guardian", Press Gazette, 1 November 2010
  6. "Vassall ward" 2 May 2002, London Borough of Lambeth website
  7. Gideon Spanier "Ready for a legal fight over Project Canvas - Sabbagh is King's right hand man", Evening Standard, 9 June 2010

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