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Anne McElvoy

Anne McElvoy

London, UK

Senior Editor and former Public Policy Editor, The Economist (2011-present)

Executive Editor of the Evening Standard (2002-2011)

Former Times correspondent in Eastern Europe

Anne McElvoy is Senior Editor of the Economist and was its global Policy Editor from 2010-16. She writes on political and international affairs and runs Economist Radio, the company’s awarding-winning audio arm.

Anne is a former bureau chief in Moscow, Berlin and the Balkans and has also written weekly politics column for the Evening Standard for 15 years.

A presenter of Start the Week on BBC Radio4, and the Moral Maze and Free Thinking for the BBC, Anne is an experienced live broadcaster. She is also the creator of a political history series on Conservatism, Liberalism and Socialism for BBC Radio4 and a new-format debate show, Across the Red Line

She has a First Class Honours Degree in German and Philosophy from Wadham College, Oxford and studied at the Humboldt University in Berlin. Her two books on modern Germany include an international best-seller, Memoirs of a Spymaster, Markus Wolf.

Anne has received the parliamentary Journalist of the Year/Women in Public Life award for her coverage.

Our Comment

"Through her penetrating analysis and keen wit, Anne has made a name for herself as one of Britain’s most experienced, astute and watchable political commentators."

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