Editorial team

Whitechapel LDN is a cultural online magazine that provides daily content about Whitechapel and its outlying areas including Wapping and Stepney in East London.

As a social enterprise, we are committed to pioneering a model of local journalism that is community-led. Our staff are professionally trained journalists with a passion for bringing high quality journalism to the grassroots and giving a voice to those less heard.

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Current staff

Tabitha Stapely


Tabitha is the founder and director of Social Streets C.IC, the not-for-profit news and media organisation that publishes Whitechapel LDN. She has worked as a magazine editor at several top publishing houses, most recently at Hearst Magazines where she lead on digital content strategy for titles including Elle, Red, Esquire, Handbag and Harpers, and previously The Telegraph Saturday Magazine. Stapely was CEO of Roman Road Trust from 2013 to 2018 and has extensive experience of local governance, neighbourhood forums and community capacity building.

Cormac Kehoe

Journalist Cormac Kehoe.


Cormac graduated from Dublin City University in 2019 where he studied Law. While completing a Masters in Modernist Literature, Cormac was involved with grassroots political activism, where he gained an interest in campaigning and local journalism. He is currently working on a number of investigative projects and enjoys writing about communities, politics and social issues. Originally from the South-East of Ireland, Cormac has ventured to Tower Hamlets to cover important local stories that give a voice to underrepresented groups.