Paul Rowland combines being editor of WalesOnline with his role as editor-in-chief of Media Wales, in which he oversees the company's editorial operations in Cardiff and Swansea as well as print titles including the Western Mail, South Wales Echo and South Wales Evening Post. Paul has worked for Media Wales since joining the Western Mail as a trainee news reporter in 2005, becoming editor of WalesOnline in March 2016. The following year, WalesOnline was named website of the year at both the Wales Media Awards and the UK-wide Regional Press Awards. It now reaches around 500,000 users a day.
Paul was promoted to the role of editor-in-chief in May 2016 and has led the development of publishing operations across Media Wales’s newsrooms in South Wales following the merger between Trinity Mirror and Local World.