Robert Peston

Non-fiction writer and Editor
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Robert Peston is the Political Editor for ITV News. Until 2015 he was the BBC’s Economics Editor; from February 2006 until March 2014, he was the Business Editor for BBC News. As a journalist for more than thirty years, he has been Political Editor and Financial Editor of the Financial Times, City Editor of the Sunday Telegraph and a columnist for the New Statesman and Sunday Times (inter alia). 

He has won more than thirty awards for his journalism, including Journalist of the Year and Scoop of the Year (twice) from the Royal Television Society, Performer of the Year from the Broadcasting Press Guild, Broadcaster of the Year and Journalist of the Year from the Wincott Foundation and Business Journalist of the Year from the London Press Club. Peston has published three critically acclaimed books, How Do We Fix This Mess? The Economic Price of Having it all, and the Route to Lasting Prosperity, Who Runs Britain, his best-selling account of who is to blame for the economic and financial crisis of 2007-9, and Brown's Britain, a biography of Gordon Brown and analysis of the New Labour government. His prize-winning blog has more than 800,000 readers. 

Robert is the founder of Speakers for Schools, a pro bono educational service which organises free talks from inspirational speakers for students at state schools. He was married to the writer Siân Busby who died in 20112. 






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