Robert Peston Bio | Wiki
Robert Peston is an English journalist, presenter, and author. He serves as the political editor of ITV News and host of the weekly political discussion show Peston. From 2006 until 2014, Robert worked as the business editor of BBC News and its economics editor from 2014 to 2015.
He became widely known for his reporting on the late 2000s financial crisis, especially with his exclusive information on the Northern Rock crisis. He is the founder of the education charity Speakers for Schools.
Robert Peston Age
Robert was born on April 25, 1960, in London, United Kingdom. He is 62 years old.
Robert Peston Height
She is a woman of average stature and stands at a height of 5 ft 7 in (Approx. 1.70 m).
Robert Peston Family
He was born in London, United Kingdom to his parents. Helen Conroy and Maurice Peston, Baron Peston. Robert’s father was an economist and Labour life peer and died in 2016. As the son of a life baron, he is entitled to the courtesy title “The Honourable”, but does not use it. He has a sister named Juliet.
Robert Peston Wife
Robert married British-Canadian writer Siân Busby in 1998. The couple had a son named Maximilian. Previously, Busby was married and divorced, making Robert a stepfather of her son from that marriage. Sadly, Busby died in September 2012, at the age of 51, of lung cancer. In September 2018, Robert revealed that he was in a relationship with author and journalist Charlotte Edwardes. The family lives in the Muswell Hill area of London.
Robert Peston Education
He attended Highgate Wood Secondary School in London. Later, Robert graduated with a second-class degree in philosophy, politics, and economics from Balliol College, Oxford. Subsequently, he studied at the Université libre de Bruxelles.
Robert Peston ITV News
He serves as the political editor of ITV News and host of the weekly political discussion show Peston. On 4 October 2015, it was announced that he would leave the BBC to join ITV News as their Political Editor.
Robert made his last appearance on BBC News on 25 November 2015, and his first appearance on ITV’s News at Ten on 11 January 2016. He presents ITV’s new weekly political discussion show, Peston on Sunday, which started on 8 May 2016. In 2018, the program moved to a Wednesday night timeslot and rebranded as Peston.
Some of Robert’s colleagues at ITV include:
Roman Kemp – host
Jenni Falconer – presenter
Janet Street-Porter – panelist
Fiona Phillips – presenter
David Whiteley – presenter
Jeff Brazier – presenter
Lorraine Kelly – presenter
Robert Peston BBC News
He was the business editor of BBC News from 2006 to 2014, and its economics editor from 2014 to 2015. On 17 October 2013, Robert was appointed Economics Editor of BBC News, replacing Stephanie Flanders who was appointed as Chief Market Strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management.
He continued as Business Editor, as well until his replacement Kamal Ahmed took over the post on 24 March 2014. On October 4, 2015, it was announced that Robert would leave the BBC to join ITV News as their Political Editor. His last appearance on BBC News was on November 25, 2015.
Robert Peston Brown’s Britain
He published his biography of Gordon Brown, Brown’s Britain, in January 2005. The book details the rivalry between Brown and then Prime Minister Tony Blair. Brown’s Britain was described by Sir Howard Davies, former director of the London School of Economics, as “a book of unusual political significance”. The cover of the book describes how “Robert was given unprecedented access to Gordon Brown and his friends and colleagues.”
Robert Peston Who Runs Britain? | Books
In February 2008, Hodder & Stoughton published Robert’s book Who Runs Britain? How the Super-Rich are Changing our Lives. His other books include:
-How Do We Fix This Mess? The Economic Price of Having it All and the Route to Lasting Prosperity. 2012
-‘The Whistle Blower 2021
-Brown’s Britain 2005
Robert Peston Style
Robert’s delivery on radio and television news has attracted comment. Tim Teeman in The Times described his “intonation” as “raggedy querulous” in 2008, and Ann Treneman described him as “excruciatingly hard to listen to” in 2009. His characteristic mannerisms have been observed by impressionist Rory Bremner.
Robert Peston Salary
He serves as the political editor of ITV News, therefore, he earns a decent income. Robert’s average salary is $81,342 per year.
Robert Peston Net Worth
He earns his wealth from his career, therefore, he has amassed a fortune over the years. Robert’s estimated net worth is $860,540.
Who Is Robert Peston
Robert is an English journalist, presenter, and author. He serves as the political editor of ITV News and host of the weekly political discussion show Peston. From 2006 until 2014, Robert worked as the business editor of BBC News.
Is Robert Peston Married
No. Robert is currently in a relationship with author and journalist Charlotte Edwardes. His wife Siân Busby died in 2012 of lung cancer.