Returning to Britain, he was news editor at the Birmingham Post and Mail and then moved to the Daily Mail in 1987.  He was later appointed Foreign Editor and in that role was responsible for the paper’s coverage of international affairs including such historic events as the collapse of Communism in Europe, the two Gulf Wars, the 9/11 terror attack on the World Trade Centre, the Asian Tsunami, the Afghanistan War, European Union affairs, and American presidential elections (Click here for examples).

He has written a best-selling book on one of the worst miscarriages of British justice, the Birmingham Six, and is compiling another, on Ireland’s racecourses.

He is married with two children, and lives in Hertfordshire.

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Gerry studied journalism at college in Sheffield and then joined his hometown newspaper, The Coventry Evening Telegraph, where he learned the basics of the craft before spending two years as crime reporter.

He then moved to Bermuda for five years, working on the island’s daily paper, The Royal Gazette, as general and political reporter before becoming deputy editor.  While in the region he successfully completed numerous courses at the respected American Press Institute.