The Evening Standard editor Victoria Wadley is set to go if the Lebedev deal goes ahead, with all eyes now on the Tatler editor Geordie Greig to take her place.
According to the Media Guardian:
"Lebedev intends to make the Standard fresher and younger, and possibly more progressive, and move the paper away from the direct influence of Paul Dacre, the powerful and opinionated editor-in-chief of Associated Newspapers, the DMGT subsidiary that publishes the paper."Greig, an Old Etonian and Oxford University graduate, has edited Tatler, part of the Conde Nast empire, for nearly a decade. He has worked at the Daily Mail, Today and the Sunday Times as a war reporter, crime reporter, fashion writer, New York correspondent and literary editor. He started his career at the Kentish Mercury, based in Deptford."
Now I'm no fan of Dacre, but to me this sounds like the Evening Standard is going to become even more lightweight than it was under Wadley.
Of course if Greig does comes in, there is always the chance that he could return to his days at the Deptford Mercury, rooting out the dirt on serious local issues.
Or alternatively we could just see more stories like this:
I won't be holding my breath...