12 Facts About Alex Brummer


Alex Brummer was born on 25 May 1949 and is an English economics commentator, working as a journalist, editor, and author.


Alex Brummer has been the city editor of the Daily Mail since May 2000, where he writes a daily column on economics and finance.


Alex Brummer was the financial editor of The Guardian between 1990 and 1999.


Alex Brummer is a regular contributor to The Jewish Chronicle, writing extensively on business, the media, the Holocaust, and Middle East policy.


Alex Brummer is a Vice-President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews.


Alex Brummer then joined The Guardian as the Financial Correspondent.


Alex Brummer covered the 1980,1984, and 1988 US presidential elections for the newspaper.

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Alex 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.


Alex Brummer 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.


Alex Brummer covered the 2003 Iraq War for the Daily Mail from Washington, DC, and led the newspaper's coverage on the 2007 run on Northern Rock, collapse of Lehman Brothers, and subsequent credit crunch.


On 4 February 2009, Alex Brummer appeared as a witness at the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee, along with Robert Peston, Lionel Barber, Simon Jenkins, and 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 Alex Brummer was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of the University by Bradford University.