Robert Peston is a British journalist, presenter and author who is the Political Editor of ITV News and host of the weekly political discussion show Peston. Previously Peston served as both Business Editor and Economics Editor of BBC News. He is the founder of the education charity Speakers for Schools. He is the recipient of various accolades including; 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 for Investigative Journalist of the Year (1994) and the Wincott Young Financial Journalist of the Year (1986). Born Robert James Kenneth Peston on April 25, 1960 in London, United Kingdom, he is the son of the late Lord Peston, an economist and Labour life peer, and Helen Conroy. He was educated at Highgate Wood Secondary School, in Crouch End, North London. He graduated from Balliol College, Oxford, and then studied at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. He became a journalist in 1983 at the Investors Chronicle and joined The Independent newspaper on its launch in 1986. He became publicized with his reporting of the late-2000s financial crisis, especially with his scoop on the Northern Rock crisis. He was married to novelist Sian Busby from 1998 to 2012 (her death).
Robert Peston Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 25 April 1960
Birth Place: London, United Kingdom
Birth Name: Robert James Kenneth Peston
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Occupation: Journalist, News and TV presenter, Author
Race/Ethnicity: White (Jewish)
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Robert Peston Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 159 lbs (Approx.)
Weight in Kilogram: 72 kg
Height in Feet: 6′ 2″
Height in Meters: 1.88 m
Shoe Size: Unknown
Robert Peston Family Details:
Father: Maurice Harry Peston, Baron Peston (economist and Labour life peer)
Mother: Helen Conroy
Spouse/Wife: Siân Busby (m. 1998–2012) (her death)
Children: Maximilian Peston (Son)
Siblings: 2 including Juliet Peston (Sister)
Partner: Charlotte Edwardes
Robert Peston Education:
Highgate Wood Secondary School, Crouch End, North London
Balliol College, Oxford
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Robert Peston Facts:
*He was born on April 25, 1960 in London, United Kingdom.
*He briefly worked as a stockbroker at Williams de Broë.
*He served as the Business Editor for BBC News from February 2006 to March 2014.
*He served as the Economics Editor for BBC News from March 2014 to November 2015.
*In January 2005, he published his biography of Gordon Brown, Brown’s Britain.
*He was named Political Journalist of the Year in the Political Studies Association Awards in 2009.
*His wife, novelist Siân Busby, died of lung cancer on September 4, 2012.
*He is a supporter of English club Arsenal Football Club.
*Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.