Simon Jack

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BBC Business Editor

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Synopsis

After an early career in commercial and investment banking, Simon went on to be the chief business presenter on Radio 4’s Today programme. As Editor he now leads the broadcaster’s coverage of events in the business world from money markets to the tech sector. Combining insight and analysis from the corporate frontline with an ability to explain the intricacies of markets and policy in an accessible, even entertaining way, Simon also reveals what you can learn from interviewees’ body language, and how reporting on the financial markets is very much like dealing with children.

Biography

Simon Jack is the BBC’s Business Editor, taking on a role previously held by Robert Peston, Kamal Ahmed, and Jeff Randall. Popular for his approachable, easy style, Simon formerly covered the day’s business headlines for Radio 4’s Today and BBC Breakfast News, both of which he has also gone on to co-host.

After time spent as a corporate and investment banker in London, New York and Bermuda, Simon joined the BBC’s Business and Economics unit. He reported for the Today programme and 5 Live's Wake up to Money. He also presented business and financial podcasts for the Daily Telegraph. Simon became familiar to TV viewers when he covered the 2008 financial crisis across the BBC. He then replaced Declan Curry as the regular BBC Breakfast business news reporter, and became a regular stand-in presenter on the show. Becoming the broadcaster's Business Editor, Simon now leads reporting and analysis into the business world on all BBC News outlets.

Having interviewed some of the biggest names in UK and international commerce, covered the key events in business and the markets, and analysed the implications of policy and government, Simon has an insight few can rival. His down-to-earth style, humour, and occasional irreverence, make him perfect for explaining the complexities of economics and industry to both the expert and the layperson alike.

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