News welcomes Miklós Ilku as New Editor-in-Chief this August

Miklós Ilku will join as the new editor-in-chief as of August 1st, 2024. 

Miklós Ilku joins from the position of deputy editor-in-chief of He started his professional career at Nemzeti Sport Online at the end of 2010. After a few years, he gained experience in the world of start-ups and played an active role in the development of several football-based digital games. He spent a year in the communications team of the Hungarian Olympic Committee and attended the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as the press representative of the Hungarian team. In 2017, he returned to Nemzeti Sport in a management position and took on a role in the integration of the print and digital business units. In the summer of 2020, he became the head of the sports section of Index, and in December 2020 he was appointed one of the three deputy editors-in-chief. In this role, he was in charge of the sports, video and public life sections of the news site, and also led the public life section as a columnist for almost two years in parallel.


Robin Lingg, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ringier Sports Media Group: 

“I greet Miklós Ilku at, it is a great pleasure for us to confirm such a strong media professional to our team. Sports media is one of the strategic pillars for Ringier on an international level, and we strengthen our ambitions with intensive investments, technological developments, high-quality content and a strong team of professionals in 8 countries. The arrival of Miklós is a contribution to these aspirations. I would also like to thank Tamás Szekeres for ensuring the continuity of the editorial office’s management until the arrival of his colleague in August.”

A month ago, the Swiss-based Ringier Sports Media Group and Ringier Hungary jointly announced a change in the editorial management of their Hungarian sports media platform with Managing Editor Tamás Szekeres replacing departing Editor-in-Chief István Kecskés ad-interim. In its announcement in April, Ringier Sports Media Group emphasized its goal of becoming the leading sports media platform for Hungarian fans. With an average of more than one and a half million readers per month, the brand is well on its way to reaching this milestone. 

Ottó Kiss, managing director of

“We have a lot of development plans for the brand both from the content and the business side. Fortunately, we can work with a very strong team of professionals, and I believe that the arrival of Miklós will give us another boost to the realization of our plans. On behalf of the team, I welcome him on board.”