Marc Reeves is Midlands editor-in-chief for Reach plc, and until recently editor of the Birmingham Mail and its website, BirminghamLive.
In a 30-year career in regional media, he has held senior positions across the country, but in 2006 returned to his home town as editor of the Birmingham Post.
Since then, he has led the company’s transformation into a digital-first business, and BirminghamLive, with 38 million monthly page views, is now one of the largest regional news sites in the UK.
BirminghamLive was launched from the foundations of the Mail’s previous site, and its digital-only approach is built on a raft of innovations from podcasting to video journalism.
The site has also continued the Mail’s campaigning heritage, with an appeal for the city’s foodbanks collecting 100 tonnes of food.
As Midlands editor-in-chief, he is also responsible for news titles in Stoke, Coventry, Leicester, Nottingham and Derby.