Jonty Bloom

Jonty Bloom

BBC Business Correspondent

Synopsis

Jonty leads network radio coverage of the latest economic, business and industry stories – from the workings of the EU to the rise of pound shops.

Biography

One of Radio 4's most respected reporters, Jonty is the BBC’s business correspondent covering all areas of business, industry and economics stories for BBC radio. He has covered OPEC conferences, EU summits and the impact of terror attacks on the world’s stock markets.

Following an early career in the City, Jonty studied international relations. He then joined BT Citycall, a financial news service, before moving across to the BBC where he helped launch Business Breakfast.

Jonty has reported for the World Service on matters from cross-border mergers to the ramifications for Europe of movements in the US economy. He also writes columns for BBC Online and Accountancy Age.

Jonty’s reports for The World Tonight, including his work on the influence of the oil industry in the run-up to the Iraq Invasion, have twice won him the Wincott Award for Radio Programme of the Year. He continues to comment on domestic and international economic issues, particularly the Eurozone crisis.

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