Trevor Kavanagh
Trevor Michael Thomas Kavanagh (born 19 January 1943) is a journalist
A journalist collects and distributes news and other information. A journalist's work is referred to as journalism.A reporter is a type of journalist who researchs, writes, and reports on information to be presented in mass media, including print media , electronic media , and digital media A...

 and formerly the Political
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Editing is the process of selecting and preparing written, visual, audible, and film media used to convey information through the processes of correction, condensation, organization, and other modifications performed with an intention of producing a correct, consistent, accurate, and complete...

 of the Sun
The Sun (newspaper)
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Trevor Kavanagh was educated at Reigate Grammar School
Reigate Grammar School
Reigate Grammar School is an independent co-educational day school located in the town of Reigate, Surrey, United Kingdom. Intake is from 11 to 18, with the majority of its pupils entering at the age of 11, and others entering at 13 and 16.- History :...

 before leaving school at 17 to work for newspapers in Surrey
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 and later Hereford
Hereford is a cathedral city, civil parish and county town of Herefordshire, England. It lies on the River Wye, approximately east of the border with Wales, southwest of Worcester, and northwest of Gloucester...

. In 1965 he emigrated to Australia
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, working on several newspapers.

After a short stint back in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
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 working for the Bristol Evening Post
Bristol Evening Post
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Kavanagh returned to Australia to work for the Sydney Daily Mirror (in Rupert Murdoch
Rupert Murdoch
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's News Corp. stable) on the political desk. In 1978 he returned to the UK more permanently, taking a job with The Sun. He was named as political editor in 1983.

In January 2004, Kavanagh claimed a huge scoop. An unnamed source telephoned Kavanagh with details of the Hutton Inquiry
Hutton Inquiry
The Hutton Inquiry was a 2003 judicial inquiry in the UK chaired by Lord Hutton, who was appointed by the Labour government to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of David Kelly, a biological warfare expert and former UN weapons inspector in Iraq.On 18 July 2003, Kelly, an employee...

 the night before it was officially published. Kavanagh was provided with accurate details of the report and published them ahead of the official release. -
He was however less accurate when on the BBC 5Live 4th June 2009 he asserted that Gordon Brown would be out of office the next week.Shortly afterwards he was named as the 8th most influential individual in the British media - behind his proprietor Murdoch, but ahead of his editor, Rebekah Wade
Rebekah Wade
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Kavanagh covered his last UK General Election
General election
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 as political editor in May 2005. In December 2005 it was announced that he was to "move upstairs" in the New Year to the post of associate editor, with the job of political editor going to his long-serving deputy, George Pascoe-Watson
George Pascoe-Watson
George Pascoe-Watson is a British journalist. He was political editor of the Sun newspaper, succeeding Trevor Kavanagh in January 2006. He now works for the Portland Communications agency founded by Tony Blair's former spin doctor Tim Allan in 2001.-Early life:Pascoe-Watson was born in Edinburgh...

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