Robert Peston

Non-fiction writer and Editor
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Biography

Robert Peston is the BBC's Economics Editor.

In 2008, he won the Royal Television Society's award for Journalist of the Year, Specialist Journalist of the Year and Scoop of the Year, the London Press Club's Business Journalist of the Year Award, the Broadcasting Press Guild's Award for Performer of the Year in a non-acting role, the Wincott Foundations awards for Broadcaster of the Year, and Online Journalist of the Year.

The previous year, he won the Royal Television Society's Scoop of the Year award (for his exclusive on Northern Rock seeking emergency financial help from the Bank of England) and also the Wincott Award for Business News/Current Affairs Programme of the Year. He was Journalist of the Year in the Business Journalism of the Year Awards for 2007/8.

Robert was previously The Sunday Telegraph's City Editor, in charge of its Business and Money Sections, where he won the Wincott prize for financial journalism. In the 1990s, he was political editor, financial editor and head of investigations at the Financial Times, where he won the What the Papers Say award for investigative journalism.

His biography of Gordon Brown was hailed as "a book of unusual political significance" by Sir Howard Davies, director of the London School of Economics. 

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  • A year's worth of pocket money?!!!!!! https://t.co/aG1wx4w067

    If I were still at FT, I'd ask if Nikkei respects culture of trying to hold all power to account (even if FT, like rest of us, often fails)

    Though FT has always argued UK benefits from ease with which foreigners can buy our assets, I am desperately sad FT British no more