Bridget Rowe, former Editor of the Sunday Mirror, Sunday People and TV Times has died.
After a series of brain seizures, she was admitted to hospital on Boxing Day where she developed Covid-19 and passed away on Tuesday aged 70.
Bridget worked for a succession of magazines: 19, Petticoat, Club, Look Now and Woman’s World, before becoming Assistant Editor of The Sun, then Editor of “Sunday”, the News of the World‘s magazine. In 1986, Rowe became Editor of Woman’s Own, then left to become Editor of TV Times.
Rowe edited the Sunday Mirror from 1991 to 1992, then moved to edit The People.
In 1995, she became Managing Director of both newspapers, and in 1997 she returned to editing the Sunday Mirror for a year.
In her remarkable career she took the Sunday People to both Sunday Newspaper of the Year and Newspaper of the Year in 1996 at the British Press Awards.
Then in 1999 she became a panellist in the first ever series of Loose Women.
Former Sunday Mirror colleague Mike Ryder said: ‘Bridget had extraordinary energy. She never took ‘no’ for an answer.’