Robert Peston: ‘Closest brush with the law? I’m a goody-goody’

The journalist on having his tonsils out, his tendency to ramble and hair growing where it shouldn’tBorn in London, Robert Peston, 58, began his career as a print journalist. He joined the BBC in 2005, where he spent a decade as business editor and then economics editor. He is currently ITV’s political editor and presenter of the politics show Peston On Sunday. His books include How Do We Fix This Mess?, Who Runs Britain? and WTF, which has just been published in paperback.When were you happiest?With my late wife, Siân Busby, and our boys, Max and Simon, on assorted Welsh and English beaches, in sunshine and rain – especially when there was a Punch and Judy show on the prom. Related: Q&A: Roger Allam: ‘I just want to be remembered’ Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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Robert Peston pens WTF for Hodder

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Media Monkeys Diary: BBC traitors, the Sun, John Ryley and Robert Peston

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Daily Mail apologises to Robert Peston - with a sting in the tail

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