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Nationality  British
Role  Journalist
Name  Anne McElvoy

Religion  Roman Catholic
Spouse  Martin Ivens

Born  25 June 1965 (age 58) (1965-06-25)
Alma mater  Wadham College, Oxford Humboldt University of Berlin
Children  Benjamin Ivens, Gabriel Ivens and Isolde Ivens
Parent(s)  Alexander McElvoy Mary Margaret Bartley/McElvoy
Books  Man Without a Face: The Autobiography of Communism's Greatest Spymaster, The Saddled Cow
Education  Humboldt University of Berlin, Wadham College, Oxford
Similar People  Shappi Khorsandi, Douglas Murray, Martin Ivens, Markus Wolf, Philip Dodd

Occupation  Journalist Broadcaster

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Anne McElvoy (born 25 June 1965) is a British journalist for The Economist and the London Evening Standard, and a BBC broadcaster.


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Early life

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McElvoy attended St Bede's RC Comprehensive School in Lanchester, County Durham, and read German and Philosophy at Wadham College, Oxford. She spent a year at Humboldt University of Berlin, then in East Berlin, studying East German literature and censorship.


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She joined The Times in 1988 as a graduate trainee, heavily covering the dissolution of eastern Europe, and later reporting from Moscow. In 1995 she became deputy editor of The Spectator, as well as being a columnist on its sister publication, The Daily Telegraph.

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In 1997 she became associate editor of The Independent. In 2002 she moved to the Evening Standard as executive editor remaining until 2009, though McElvoy still contributes a weekly political column. In 2009 she joined The Economist. She has also written Man Without A Face:The Autobiography Of Communism's Greatest Spymaster, Memoirs Of A Spymaster: The Man Who Waged A Secret War Against The West, and The Saddled Cow: East Germany's Life And Legacy.


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She has been a regular presenter of the BBC Radio 3 discussion programme Night Waves since 2009, and has appeared on BBC2's Newsnight Review. She also occasionally contributes to BBC Radio 4's The Moral Maze.

Personal life

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In 1994, McElvoy married Martin Ivens, also a journalist, who is the editor of The Sunday Times. The couple have two sons and one daughter.


  • —— (1992). The Saddled Cow: East Germany’s Life & Legacy. Faber and Faber. ISBN 978-0571165919. 
  • —— (1997). Man Without A Face: The Autobiography of Communism's Greatest Spymaster. Jonathan Cape Ltd. ISBN 978-0224044981. 
  • —— (1998). Memoirs Of A Spymaster: The Man Who Waged a Secret War Against the West. Pimlico. ISBN 978-0712666558. 
  • References

    Anne McElvoy Wikipedia