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Sarah Sands

One of the most influential people in British media today

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Year graduated 2016

Evening Standard Editor and Goldsmiths alumna Sarah Sands is currently one of the only UK women to hold the position of Editor at a major daily newspaper.

Appointed Editor of the Evening Standard in 2012, she was previously Features Editor and Associate Editor at the Standard, Consultant Editor at The Daily Mail, Editor-in-Chief of the Reader’s Digest and Deputy Editor of The Telegraph, and The Sunday Telegraph’s first female Editor.

Born in Tunbridge Wells in 1961, Sarah was educated in Kent, Pembury, before studying English and Drama at Goldsmiths in the early 1980s. She trained at The Sevenoaks Courier as a news reporter before joining the Evening Standard.

In 2014 she was named one of the UK’s ‘best connected’ and influential women by GQ magazine, credited with turning the Standard into a ‘cosmopolitan and crusading’ paper.