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Robert Peston

Facts of Robert Peston

Full Name:Robert Peston
Age:60 years 5 months
Birth Date:April 25, 1960
Horoscope:Taurus
Lucky Number:5
Lucky Stone:Emerald
Lucky Color:Green
Best Match for Marriage:Virgo, Cancer, Capricorn
Birth Place:England
Father's Name:Maurice Peston
Mother's Name:Helen Peston
Marital Status:Widow
Gender:male
Siblings:One (Juliet Peston)
Profession:Journalist
Education:Balliol College
Salary:$750 thousand
Award:Television Journalism Awards
Nationality:British
Hair Color:Light grey
Eye Color:Black
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  • Labour's version of a '70s prog-rock legend who, if the bookies and opinion polls are to be believed, is set to become Labour's, Crimson King.
  • We might as well turn the lights off, get under the duvet, and stay there.
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Robert Peston is a popular British journalist, presenter. He is well known for the founder of the education charity Speakers for Schools.

In fact, he is also the Political Editor of ITV News as well as the host of the weekly political discussion show “Peston”.

What is Robert Peston famous for?

  • As a British journalist, presenter
  • He was Business Editor for BBC News and Economics Editor

How old is Robert Peston? Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity

Robert Peston was born Robert James Kenneth Peston on April 25, 1960, in England. Currently, his age is 60 years old. Robert’s father was Maurice Peston, Baron Peston, who was an economist and Labour life peer and mother, Helen Peston. He has one sibling, Juliet Peston. He holds British nationality and his ethnicity is unknown.

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Education History

He attended Highgate Wood Secondary School, in Crouch End, North London, and graduated from Balliol College, Oxford, and then studied at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles.

All about his career

Robert firstly started working as a stockbroker at Williams de Broe, becoming a journalist in the year 1983 at the Investors Chronicle, and then joined The Independent newspaper in 1986. He also worked for the Sunday Correspondent from the year 1989 to 1990.

Also, he later appoints City Editor of the Independent on Sunday in the year 1990. Similarly, he worked for the Financial Times from the year 1991 to 2000. Whereas, his position at the FT was Financial Editor.

Additionally, he became editorial director of the online financial analysis service Quest in the year 2000. In addition, he became a contributing editor of The Spectator and a weekly columnist for The Daily Telegraph. He then switched to Sunday Times in the year 2001.

Likewise, in 2002, he joined The Sunday Telegraph and became an associate editor in the year 2005. Whereas, he also appeared as a witness at the House of Commons Treasury Security Committee along with Alex Brummer, Lionel Barber, and more.

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Robert’s News Presenter

Peston is also the founder of Speakers for Schools a Pro-bono education venture. Moreover, he was an appointed Economics Editor of BBC News on October 17, 2013, by replacing Stephanie Flanders. His first appearances on ITV’s News At Ten on January 11, 2016.

Additionally, Robert also presents ITV’s new weekly political discussion show, Peston on Sunday which started on May 8, 2016. In January 2005, he published his biography of Gordon Brown “Brown’s Britan”. Hodder & Stoughton published his book Who Runs Britain? How the Super- Rich is Changing our Live in February 2008.

Net Worth and Salary

Peston’s estimated net worth is in millions. His salary is about $750k per annum. Whereas, his primary source of income is from news reporting and editorial Jobs.

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Rumors and Controversy

He keeps his personal life private and doesn’t let the information outside.

So there are no any of the rumors and controversy regarding him. He also focuses on his career rather than involving in controversy.

Awards and Nomination

Regarding his award, he has won an award for the Harold Wincott Senior Financial Journalist of the Year Award (2005), the London Press Club’s Scoop of the Year Award (2005), Granada Television‘s What the Papers Say award and as well as for the Wincott Young Financial Journalist of the Year (1986).

Also, Robert won the Television Journalism Awards on 2008/09. Likewise, in the year 2009, he was named Political Journalist of the Year in the Political Studies Association Awards, and he topped polls of the general public and journalists.

Robert Peston married Siân Busby? Relationship, Widow

Peston was married to the writer Siân Busby in the year 1998, with whom he had a son, Maximilian. Likewise, the couple had known each other since their teens, and only rekindled their relationship after her friend, his sister Juliet, was hospitalized after a road collision.

In fact, Busby had married and been divorced from the Dutch filmmaker Kees Ryninks, with whom she also had a son, Simon. Then, Busby died in September 2012 from lung cancer, after a long illness.

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How tall is Robert Peston? Weight, Hair color

He has light grey hair and black eyes. Unfortunately, there is no information about his other body measurement.

Social Media Appearance

He has around 9.2K followers on Facebook, about 1M followers on Instagram.

Did You Know?

  • He is the Political Editor of ITV News as well as the host of the weekly political discussion show “Peston”.
  • Robert was also the Business Editor for BBC News as well as the Economics Editor from March 2014 till November 2015.

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