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BBC appoints Simon Jack as business editor

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MUMBAI: The BBC has appointed Simon Jack as the new business editor.

Jack joined the BBC’s Business and Economic team in 2003 and, as BBC Economics Correspondent, he worked across BBC News programmes including Newsnight, News at Ten and the other bulletins as well as BBC Radio 4’s PM and Wake Up To Money. In 2008, he reported on the financial crisis, appearing regularly on our television and radio programmes, and in that year Simon joined BBC Breakfast as the business presenter.

He is currently the business and economic correspondent on Radio 4’s Today programme.

Jack has presented a number of programmes, including the Panorama A Suicide In The Family, BBC World Service’s The Food Chain, as well as Return To The Gold Standard? and 100 Years Of The Federal Reserve for BBC Radio 4’s Analysis.

BBC News and Current Affairs director James Harding said, “I’m delighted to announce that Simon Jack is appointed the BBC’s business editor. As listeners to the Today programme know well, Simon is a forensic interrogator of business, and respected by business leaders for his command of the issues. A banking analyst-turned-broadcaster, Simon’s financial judgement and pithy turn of phrase will no doubt serve him well in telling, breaking and explaining the business stories that matter so much to us all.”

Jack added, “I'm very excited about taking on this role and building on the great work done by Robert Peston and Kamal Ahmed before me in bringing the most important business stories to BBC audiences across all our TV, radio and digital platforms. Business organisations, institutions and individuals play a major part in all of our lives and that makes good business journalism extremely important. It’s a challenge I'm looking forward to enormously.”

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