Al Edwards is currently the Group Executive Editor of Loop News, a pan Caribbean digital news service operated by Trend Media.
He has been a media professional for over 25 years.
Al began his career at the London Evening Standard as a cub reporter before moving on to the Voice.
He worked at the Independent before being appointed as the Assistant Editor to Hart’s Euroil covering the offshore oil and gas sector in Northwest Europe ( UK, Norway, Russia and Holland).
He was then recruited by the Gleaner’s Oliver Clarke as a senior Financial Reporter before being promoted to become the Financial Editor of the Gleaner Company.
In 2005 he joined the Jamaica Observer as Editor of the Caribbean Business Reporter before being appointed as CEO of the CVM Group by Michael Lee Chin.
He then moved on to the ATL/Sandals Group where he served as Group Head of Corporate Affairs before joining Digicel’s Trend Media in 2014.
He is married to attorney Cindy Lightbourne and they have a daughter Elle. He is a keen tennis player, a fan of Tottenham Hotspur and enjoys literature and movies.
He sits on the Board of the Digicel Foundation.