09 February 2010
How the Media see the Financial Services Markets
Speaker: Hugh Pym, BBC's Chief Economics Correspondent
Background:Hugh Pym is a financial and political journalist working for the BBC. He was a BBC radio journalist from 1986 to 1987, then producer of Business Daily at Channel 4, 1987-1988, correspondent with ITN, 1988-1998, and a freelance broadcaster with Sky Television in 1999-2000. He was a BBC special correspondent covering Economics until 2008, when he took on the role of acting Economics Editor during the maternity leave of Stephanie Flanders. Following her return, he became the BBC's Chief Economics Correspondent, a newly created role.
He has published books: What Happened? And Other Questions About the Credit Crunch (co-author with Nick Kochan), A Study Of Gordon Brown's First Year in Office as Chancellor of the Exchequer (also co-written with Nick Kochan), and a historical survey of the reign of Philip II of Spain, which he co-wrote with Welsh historian Alun Vaughn. In the 2001 General election Pym stood as Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate in the North Wiltshire constituency.