Robert Peston Bio

(Journalist, author, news and TV presenter)

Relationship Statistics of Robert Peston

What is Robert Peston marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Widow
How many children does Robert Peston have ? (name):Two ( Maximilian Peston, Simon Peston)
Is Robert Peston having any relationship affair ?: Yes
Is Robert Peston gay ?: No

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In 1998, Robert Peston married the author Siân Busby with whom he had two children, Maximilian and Simon Peston.

Since their teenagers, Peston and Busby had known each other since teenage. Busby died in September 2012 from lung cancer.

Peston said he’s now in a relationship with Charlotte Edwardes, London’s Evening Standard’s newspaper publisher. They met at a Christmas party and had worked together for a short time before.

Who is Robert Peston?

Robert Peston is a British reporter, presenter, and founder of Speakers for Schools, an educational charity. Robert Peston is the ITV News Political Editor and host of Peston (earlier Peston on Sunday) weekly political debate show.

From February 2006 to March 2014, from March 2014 to November 2015, he was Business Editor for BBC News and Economics Editor.

Robert Peston: Age, Parents, Nationality, Ethnicity

Preston is the son of the late Lord Peston (father), an economist and Labor peer, and Helen Conroy (mother) from a Jewish family. He was born on April 25, 1960. Peston has a sister Juliet Peston.

He holds British Citizenship and is of Jewish ethnicity.

Education, School/ College University

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

Robert Peston: Professional Life, Career

Robert Peston worked briefly as a stockbroker at Williams de Broë, became a journalist at Investors Chronicle in 1983, and joined The Independent newspaper when it was launched in 1986. Between 1989 and 1990, Peston worked as Deputy City Editor for the short-lived Sunday Correspondent newspaper before being appointed Independent City Editor on Sunday 1990.

Peston was working for the Financial Times from 1991 to 2000. He was Political Editor, Banking Editor, and head of an investigation unit at the FT at multiple times (which he founded).

In 2000, he became editorial director of the Quest internet financial analysis service owned by the Collins Stewart financial firm. At the same moment, he became The Spectator’s contributing editor and the Daily Telegraph’s weekly columnist.

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He switched loyalty from the Telegraph to the Sunday Times in 2001, where he wrote a weekly company profile, Peston’s People, and left The Spectator for the New Statesman, where he wrote a weekly column. In 2002, he entered The Sunday Telegraph as City editor and editor-in-chief. He became editor-in-chief in 2005.

It was announced on October 4, 2015, that Peston would leave the BBC to join ITV News as its political editor, replacing Tom Bradby, who became the primary News presenter at Ten. Peston produced his last appearance on BBC News on 25 November 2015 and his first appearance on ITV’s News at Ten on 11 January 2016.

In April 2016, when Prime Minister David Cameron indicated in an interview that he had benefited from the confidence of his father’s offshore Blairmore Holdings after data on the trust had been published in the Panama Papers release.

He presents the new weekly political discussion show of ITV, Peston on Sunday, which began on May 8, 2016. The program transferred to a Wednesday night time slot, rebranded as Peston, in 2018.

Awards, Nomination

Peston won the Harold Wincott Senior Financial Journalist of the Year Award (2005), the London Press Club’s Scoop of the Year Award (2005). The Granada Television What the Papers Say Award for Investigative Journalist of the Year (1994) and the Wincott Young Financial Journalist of the Year (1986).

At the 2008/09 Television Journalism Awards of the Royal Television Society, Peston received both “Specialist Journalist of the Year” and “Television Journalist of the Year”. Likewise, he received the “Scoop of the Year” prize from the Royal Television Society.

In 2009, at the Political Studies Association Awards, he was appointed Political Journalist of the Year, and he led general public and reporters surveys conducted by the Press Gazette to discover the highest-rated financial and company journalist.

In 2010, Peston received an Honorary Doctorate from HeriotWatt University. He was honored as an Aberystwyth University Fellow in recognition of “his achievement in journalism in 2011.

Robert Peston: Net Worth, Salary

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

Robert Peston: Rumors and Controversy

Peston has suggested and said many things while reporting news which can be offensive on minor levels. But he has been successful to keep himself away from major scandals and controversy.

Robert Peston: Height, Weight

Robert Peston’s height, weight, and body size are unknown. His eye color is black and hair color is light grey.

Social Media

Peston is active mainly on Twitter with around 1 million followers. And he is mildly active on Facebook with 80k followers. Peston seems to have avoided Instagram as he is not that active on Instagram.

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