Chris Blackhurst

Chris Blackhurst

Chris Blackhurst is an award-winning writer and commentator. He is a former editor of The Independent and for 10 years was City editor of the Evening Standard. Before that he worked for The Sunday Times, on its business pages and Insight investigative team. He covered Westminster for several years for The Independent. His journalism has appeared in many of the world’s major publications, newspapers and magazines. For 20 years, he conducted the main interviews in Management Today magazine with senior business and political figures. He is an experienced TV and radio broadcaster, appearing across the entire spectrum of news and discussion programmes – from Radio 4 Today to Radio 2, Newsnight to breakfast shows. As City editor of the Evening Standard, he covered the 2008 banking crisis and its aftermath day after day. His task was to report the drama and the markets both for practitioners working in the investment and financial services industries, and for the wider public. This he did with distinction, earning him the title of London Press Club Business Journalist of the Year in 2011. The Guardian described him as “the consummate insider, with a network of high-level contacts in the City, including chief executives and the powerful financial PRs who control access to them.” Chris has been a director of charities as well as two PLC’s and was a founding director of the Rose Theatre, Kingston. A graduate in Law from Cambridge University, he lives in London. He is twice married and has five children.
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