The son of an economist and a Labour peer, Robert Peston attended Highgate Wood Secondary School before graduating from Balliol College, Oxford. His career in journalism began in 1983 at the Investors Chronicle. Since this time, Peston has held various significant positions at The Independent, the Financial Times, the Daily Telegraph, the New Statesman and the Sunday Times. Peston then worked as the business editor of BBC News for eight years before becoming the economics editor. In the eye and aftermath of the financial crisis, Peston has become a particularly influential figure, writing and presenting various documentaries such as Britain’s Banks: Too Big To Save?; The Party’s Over – How The West Went Bust; and The Great Euro Crash with Robert Peston.
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