Penbo comes home. News Limited has announced that former Daily Telegraph editor David Penberthy will take over as editor of Adelaide’s The Sunday Mail. Penbo will replace News Ltd veteran Megan Lloyd, who was removed from the post last week and has not been offered another role in the company. Penberthy, who is due to marry SA Labor frontbencher Kate Ellis this year, is well-regarded within News for his strong tabloid instincts. He began his career as a cadet on the Adelaide Advertiser and edited the Tele from 2005 until 2008. As well as penning regular opinion columns, he is currently editor-in-chief of News Ltd sites news.com.au and opinion website The Punch. Musical buffs may remember the Hispanophile from his time singing vocals for Cerveza y Putas (Beer and Wh-res), which billed itself as “Australia’s premier Spanish language Mexican punk band”. — Matthew Knott
Women’s Weekly and the Sextet of Saliciousness. “Never become the story. Nothing bores an audience more than when the author’s ego overshadows the story.” So says Sydney Morning Herald gossip columnist Andrew Hornery in the February edition of The Australian Women’s Weekly that hit newsstands today. Unfortunately for the AWW‘s readers that’s exactly what they get in one of the most insufferable puff pieces ever to grace the magazine’s innards.