Anne McElvoy

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Anne McElvoy
Born (1965-06-25) 25 June 1965 (age 49)
Nationality British
Education St Bede's RC Comprehensive School
Alma mater
Spouse(s) Martin Ivens

Anne McElvoy (born 25 June 1965) is a British journalist for The Economist and Evening Standard, and a broadcaster.[1]

Early life[edit]

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.



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.[1]

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 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 appears on Radio 4's The Moral Maze. [2]

Personal life[edit]

In 1994 she married Martin Ivens, also a journalist, who since January 2013, is the acting Editor of The Sunday Times. They have two sons and one daughter.



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