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Harold Matthew Evans (1928-), Newspaper editor and writer

Sitter in 4 portraits
Evans began his career at the age of sixteen as a reporter for a weekly newspaper in Ashton-Under-Lyne. He was then editor of The Northern Echo, before spending fourteen years as editor of the Sunday Times (1967-81). Evans became a pioneer of investigative journalism and was responsible for the paper's crusading style of reporting, which brought to public attention many stories and scandals that were officially denied or ignored. In 1984, he moved to the United States, where he taught at Duke University. He was subsequently appointed editor-in-chief of The Atlantic Monthly Press, and became editorial director of US News and World Report. He has written a number of books on history and journalism.

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Harold Matthew Evans

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print, 1981
NPG P173


Harold Matthew Evans

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 3 April 1980
On display in Room 37A at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG P1872