Friday 22nd June 2012 was the last day of Krissi Murison's Editorship at the NME. This is a picture from her leaving 'Do'. The magazine always make a spoof cover for leaving presents.
Krissi was appointed in 2009, she became the first female editor the NME. Previously Krissi had worked for the title as a journalist and then for a brief period taken a position at Nylon Magazine. Her passion knowledge and charisma all made her the ideal choice to become the New Editor when Conor McNicholas the former Editor left.
Whilst at the helm Krissi commissioned many inspirational features none more controversial than a Christmas Simon Cowell story. This was a great subversive moment that devided opinion, created debate and generally stirred things up.
Dean Says "Krissi is first and foremost a lovely individual, a person who truly cares about music. She is not frightened stick her hand in the hornet’s nest if it means pulling out a good story. She kept the NME at the cutting edge of things as well as reflecting the heritage of the music world. So good luck Krissi in your next job it was an absolute pleasure working with you."
Krissi will join The Sunday Times Magazine as Features Editor. The new Editor of the NME will be Mike Williams he has been Deputy Editor since July 2011 perfectly positioned to get stuck in and take the magazine into the future.