Robert Peston – British Journalist And Broadcaster | Net Worth, Age, Bio, Wiki, Career, Family, Nationality, Ethnicity, WIfe, News And Facts

Robert Peston is a British journalist, broadcaster, and the creator of Speakers for Schools, an educational initiative.

Robert Peston’s Biography, Wiki and Quick Facts

Age: 63 years old
Birth Date: April 25, 1960
Full Name: Robert Peston
Net Worth: $5 million
Sexuality: Straight
Birth Place: England
Horoscope (Sunshine): Taurus
Salary: $750 thousand
Height / How tall : 6 feet 2 inches (1.88m)
Ethnicity (Race): Jewish
Nationality: British
Profession: Journalist, author, news and TV presenter
Father’s Name: Maurice Peston
Mother’s Name: Helen Conroy
Education: Highgate Wood Secondary School, Balliol College, Oxford and  Université Libre de Bruxelles
Weight: 72 Kg
Hair Color: Light Grey
Eye Color: Black
Lucky Number: 9
Lucky Stone: Emerald
Lucky Color: Green
Best Match for Marriage: Virgo, Cancer, Capricorn
Social Media Accounts:
Facebook Profile/Page: Facebook
Twitter Profile: Twitter
Instagram Profile: Instagram

Robert Peston is the ITV News Political Editor and host of Peston (formerly Peston on Sunday), a weekly political debate show. He was BBC News’ Business Editor from February 2006 to March 2014, and Economics Editor from March 2014 to November 2015.

How much is Robert Peston’s Net Worth and Salary?

As of 2024, Robert Peston has an estimated net worth of $5 million. Peston’s salary is to be around $750,000 per year. His main source of income is news reporting and editorial jobs.

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Robert Peston’s age, parents, nationality, and ethnicity

Robert Peston is the son of the late Lord Peston, an economist and Labour peer, and Helen Conroy, who comes from a Jewish background. He was born April 25, 1960. Peston has a sister, Juliet Peston.

Robert Peston is Jewish and a British citizen.

Robert Peston
Robert Peston is a British reporter, presenter, Source: Instagram

Education, College/University

He grew up in Crouch End, North London, attended Highgate Wood Secondary School, graduated from Balliol College, Oxford, and later studied at Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Robert Peston: Professional Life and Career

Robert Peston worked briefly as a stockbroker at Williams de Broë, then a journalist at Investors Chronicle in 1983, and joined The Independent newspaper when it was founded in 1986. Peston served as Deputy City Editor for the short-lived Sunday Correspondent newspaper from 1989 to 1990 before becoming Independent City Editor on Sunday, 1990.

Peston worked at the Financial Times from 1991 to 2000. He has served as Political Editor, Banking Editor, and director of an investigation section at the Financial Times (which he formed).

In 2000, Robert Peston was named editorial director of Quest, an internet financial analysis service owned by the Collins Stewart business. At the same time, he began contributing to The Spectator and writing a weekly piece for the Daily Telegraph.

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In 2001, Robert Peston transferred from the Telegraph to the Sunday Times, where he authored a weekly corporate profile called Peston’s People, and left The Spectator for the New Statesman, where he penned a weekly column. In 2002, he joined The Sunday Telegraph as City Editor and Editor-in-chief. He became editor-in-chief in 2005.

Famous Journalist Robert Peston with Kate Adie, Photo Source; Instagram

Peston stated on October 4, 2015, that he would quit the BBC to become political editor at ITV News, succeeding Tom Bradby, who became the principal News presenter at Ten. Peston last appeared on BBC News on November 25, 2015, and made his first appearance on ITV’s News at Ten on January 11, 2016.

In April 2016, Prime Minister David Cameron stated in an interview that he had benefitted from the trust of his father’s offshore Blairmore Holdings after data on the trust was disclosed in the Panama Papers.

Awards, nominations for Robert

In 2005, Robert Peston won both the Harold Wincott Senior Financial Journalist of the Year Award and the London Press Club’s Scoop of the Year Award. 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).

Peston won both “Specialist Journalist of the Year” and “Television Journalist of the Year” at the Royal Television Society’s Television Journalism Awards in 2008/2009. He also got the Royal Television Society’s “Scoop of the Year” award.

He was named Political Journalist of the Year at the Political Studies Association Awards in 2009. And he led the Press Gazette’s survey of general public and reporters to determine the highest-rated financial and business journalist.

Heriot-Watt University awarded Robert Peston an Honorary Doctorate in 2010. He was named an Aberystwyth University Fellow in appreciation of “his achievement in journalism in 2011.”

What is Robert Peston’s relationship Status? | Wife and Kids

In 1998, Robert Peston married novelist Siân Busby and had two children, Maximilian and Simon Peston.

Peston and Busby had known one other since their adolescent years. Busby died in September 2012 of lung cancer.

Peston has a relationship with Charlotte Edwardes, the publisher of London’s Evening Standard newspaper. They met at a Christmas party and had previously worked together briefly.

Robert Peston Wife
Journalist Robert Peston with his wife Sian, Photo Source; Instagram

Robert Peston: Rumors and Controversy

Robert Peston’s news reporting has included inflammatory statements on small levels. However, he has managed to avoid big scandals and controversies.

Body Stats: Height and Weight

Robert Peston’s height is 6 feet 2 inches and weight is around 72 kg, however his physical size is unclear. His eyes are dark, and his hair is light gray.

Social Media Accounts:

Robert Peston is primarily active on Twitter, having approximately 1.1 million followers. He is moderately active on Facebook, with 92k followers. Peston appears to have avoided Instagram because he is not particularly active on it.