Ben Chu

Economics Editor of the BBC's Newsnight

Ben Chu is the Economics Editor of Newsnight, the BBC’s flagship current affairs nightly TV show. Previously he was with The Independent as Economics Editor and before that was chief leader writer.

Ben was nominated for business journalist of the year at the 2015 British Journalism Awards and for business commentator of the year at the 2018 Comment Awards. He has reported from the US, China, Taiwan, Germany, France, Switzerland, Sri Lanka and Ireland and has covered the global financial crisis, the eurozone emergency, the Brexit fallout and Donald Trump’s trade wars.

He sits on the international advisory board of the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) and is also a member of the Society of Professional Economists.

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