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Sarah Sands is a British professional journalist and author. She is best known as a former editor of the London Evening Standard. She became famous as an editor of Today on BBC Radio 4 from 2017 to 2020.
Sarah Sands Harvey was born on May 3, 1961 (age 61 years) in Cambridge, England. She is the daughter of a parent who worked in the overseas civil service. Sarah is the younger sister of Kit Hesketh-Harvey, of the musical duo Kit and The Widow. She was educated at Kent College in Pembury, on the outskirts of Tunbridge Wells in Kent, then a Methodist, now interdenominational, boarding and day independent school for girls. She later attended Goldsmiths, University of London.
Sarah Sands trained on The Sevenoaks Chronicle as a news reporter, before moving to the Evening Standard, initially as editor of the Londoner’s Diary, before taking further posts as features editor and associate editor. She joined The Daily Telegraph in 1996 as deputy editor, under Charles Moore, later assuming responsibility for the Saturday edition.
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Sands was appointed editor of The Sunday Telegraph in June 2005, succeeding Dominic Lawson. She was the first female in the post. Her plan for the paper’s November 2005 relaunch was that it should be “like an iPod – full of your favourite things”.
However, the makeover was not well regarded by senior management, and in an abrupt move, after just eight months and 20 days in the post, Sands was sacked as editor of the newspaper on 7 March 2006 by Andrew Neil and replaced by Patience Wheatcroft. Subsequently, many of her changes under her editorship were reversed (including changes to the title font).
She was appointed consultant editor of the Daily Mail in April 2006. In February 2008 she was appointed editor-in-chief of the UK edition of Reader’s Digest. In February 2009 it was announced that she would be taking up the role of deputy editor of the London Evening Standard.
Sarah Sands became editor of the London Evening Standard following Geordie Greig’s departure for The Mail on Sunday in March 2012. In January 2017, she was appointed editor of the BBC Radio 4 Today program and took up her appointment later in the year. Sands resigned from the post in late January 2020, the day after major cuts to BBC News was announced.
Sands is the Deputy Chair of the British Council, was Chair of the Gender Equality Advisory Council for G7 for 2021, and is on the council for 2022. She is a Trustee of the Science Museum, Partner at Hawthorn Advisors, and Board Member of Channel 4 and the Berkeley Group. She is an ambassador for Global Partnership for Education, an Associate at the IWM, and a former Trustee of the Index on Censorship.
She is an honorary fellow of Goldsmiths College, University of London, Lucy Cavendish College Cambridge, and a visiting fellow of the Reuters Institute. Sarah Sands has written four novels: her most recent book is The Interior Silence: 10 Lessons from Monastic Life (2021).
Sarah Sands is currently married to her second husband Kim Fletcher, they had their wedding after her divorce. Her husband is a former editorial director of the Telegraph group and editor of The Independent on Sunday, with whom she has two children. However, her first marriage was to the actor Julian Sands, with whom she had a son, Henry Morley Sands (born on 20 September 1985); the couple divorced in 1987. As of 2023, Sarah Sands and her husband Kim Fletcher are still married.
Sarah Sands net worth
How much is Sarah Sands worth? Sarah Sands net worth is estimated at around $2 million. Her main source of income is from her primary work as a journalist and author. Sarah Sands’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $400,000 dollars annually. Her remarkable achievements have earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. She is one of the richest and most influential journalists in the UK. She stands at an appealing height of 1.68m and has a good body weight which suits her personality.
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