|Name Alex Brummer|
|Born 25 May 1949Brighton, United Kingdom|
Occupation Journalist, editor, author
Notable credit(s) City Editor, Daily Mail
Similar People Andrew Pierce, Melanie Phillips, Peter Hitchens, Simon Heffer, Dominic Lawson
Education University of Southampton
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Alex Brummer (born 25 May 1949) is an English economics commentator, working as a journalist, editor, and author. He has been the City Editor of the Daily Mail (London) since May 2000, where he writes a daily column on economics and finance. He was the Financial Editor of The Guardian between 1990 and 1999.
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He is a regular contributor to The Jewish Chronicle (London), writing extensively on business, the media, the Holocaust, and Middle East policy.
Brummer also writes "The Money" article for the New Statesman and is a member of the editorial advisory board of Jewish Renaissance magazine. He is a Vice-President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews.
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Born in Brighton, he has a degree in economics and politics from the University of Southampton and an MBA from the University of Bradford Management Centre. Brummer started his media career at J. Walter Thompson and Haymarket Publishing between 1970 and 1972. He then joined The Guardian as the Financial Correspondent. He was the main reporter on the fringe banking crisis of 1973/4 and the 1976 sterling crisis.
In 1979 he became the US Financial and Washington Correspondent for The Guardian. He covered the 1980, 1984, and 1988 US presidential elections for The Guardian. His work in this area earned him the 1989 Overseas Press Club award for the best foreign correspondent in the US. Brummer then took up positions as a Foreign Editor and Financial Editor, and completed his twenty-six-year tenure at The Guardian as Associate Editor.
He worked as Consultant Editor for the Financial Mail on Sunday between 1999 and 2000 and was voted Financial Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards. In 2000 he became the City Editor of the Daily Mail. Brummer covered the 2003 Iraq War for the Daily Mail from Washington, D.C. Brummer led the Daily Mail's coverage on the 2007 run on Northern Rock, collapse of Lehman Brothers, and subsequent credit crunch.
On 4 February 2009, Brummer appeared as a witness at the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee, along with Robert Peston (BBC), Lionel Barber (Financial Times), Simon Jenkins (Guardian), and Sky News Business Editor Jeff Randall to answer questions on the role of the media in financial stability and "whether financial journalists should operate under any form of reporting restrictions during banking crises".
In 2014 Brummer was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of the University by the University of Bradford.