Declan Curry Lia Vittone

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After acquiring a big fan base for his early morning market reports, Declan moved to Working Lunch and 5 Live’s On the Money.


A popular, award-winning and long-standing BBC business journalist, Declan Curry is noted for his easy-going manner and ability to put complex business and economic news into simpler language.

After early jobs cleaning in hotels and working on building sites, Declan moved into journalism, firstly in print, then broadcasting for LBC. He then moved to the BBC where he spent over two decades, mainly covering events in the markets and business world.

Declan became best-known for his reports from the London Stock Exchange every morning for BBC Breakfast. He also dispensed market analysis and gossip for the BBC News Channel and America's ABC News before going on to host BBC2's Working Lunch. He returned to the News Channel reporting and presenting Your Money, making him one of the very few presenters to have been on the channel since its inception.

On radio, Declan covered business for Radio 5Live, appearing daily and presenting On The Money, the weekend business show as well as explaining the basics of money management on the personal finance show It’s Your Money, and Wake Up To Money. Declan has written a weekly column for Investors Chronicle and contributed to a wide range of international publications.

Declan now applies his knowledge and experience speaking at and chairing events around the world for companies, trade bodies, charities and academic institutions. His ability to combine serious insight and rigourous analysis with a lightness of touch and approachability has made him a popular presence at events from London to Istanbul, Rio de Janeiro to Kuala Lumpur.


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