22 Facts About Allison Pearson


Judith Allison Pearson is a British columnist and author.


Allison Pearson has worked as a presenter for Channel 4 and BBC Radio 4.


Allison Pearson campaigned in favour of Brexit and in 2016 described Brussels as the jihadist capital of Europe.


Allison Pearson has criticised the Gender Recognition Act 2004, and opposed transgender rights.


Allison Pearson lived in Leicestershire, and attended Market Harborough Upper School.


Allison Pearson's family moved to Washdyke Lane in Nettleham, and she attended Lincoln Christ's Hospital School, and won a prize for History in the sixth form; she gained A-levels in English, History and French.


Allison Pearson's sister Kathryn, born in 1964, four years below at school, took A-levels in the same subjects.


Allison Pearson studied English at Clare College, Cambridge, graduating with a lower second class degree.


Allison Pearson began her career with the Financial Times, where she was a sub-editor, before moving to The Independent and then The Independent on Sunday in 1992.


Allison Pearson was a columnist with London's Evening Standard and The Daily Telegraph, then took over from Lynda Lee-Potter at the Daily Mail.


Allison Pearson ended her column for the Daily Mail in April 2010, when it was said that she was to join The Daily Telegraph.


In September 2010, Allison Pearson resumed her role as a columnist with The Daily Telegraph.


Allison Pearson has presented Channel 4's and BBC Radio 4's The Copysnatchers.


Allison Pearson participated as a panellist on Late Review, the predecessor of Newsnight Review.


Allison Pearson's first novel, I Don't Know How She Does It, is a "chick lit" examination of the pressures of modern motherhood.


Allison Pearson was sued by Miramax for non-delivery of a second novel, I Think I Love You, for which she received a US$700,000 advance in 2003.


Allison Pearson said during the COVID-19 pandemic that she would not wear a protective face mask because she considered it demeaning.


In September 2020, Allison Pearson suggested purposely infecting young people with COVID-19 to create herd immunity within the population.


In January 2021, Allison Pearson drew censure from Twitter users after outing a critic's employer on Twitter, following her claim that National Health Service bed occupancy during the pandemic was lower than suggested.


Allison Pearson was married to fellow journalist Simon Allison Pearson, in May 1988 in Lincoln.


Allison Pearson subsequently lived with Anthony Lane, film critic for The New Yorker.


Allison Pearson was declared bankrupt following a personal insolvency order made by the High Court of Justice in London on 9 November 2015.