Robert Peston

Non-fiction writer and Editor
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Robert Peston is the BBC's Economics Editor, and is soon to be ITV's political editor. He is the founder of the education charity, Speakers for Schools ( 

Peston has won more than 30 awards for his journalism, including Journalist of the Year, Specialist Journalist of the Year and Scoop of the Year (twice) from the Royal Television Society, a Webby, assorted Wincotts, a couple of London Press Club awards and the What the Papers Say investigations award. 

His previous roles include political editor of the Financial Times (1994-9), financial editor of the FT (1999-2000), founder of the FT’s investigations unit (1993-4), editorial director of the online financial analysis service, (2000-2002), assistant editor of the Spectator (2000), columnist for New Statesman and Sunday Times (2001-2), City editor of the Sunday Telegraph (2002-2005), and Business Editor of the BBC (2006-2013). 

He has written three books, How Do We Fix This Mess, Who Runs Britain?, and Brown’s Britain.






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