Dharshini David

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Dharshini David
Born Dharshini David
London, England
Education Economics, University of Cambridge

Dharshini David is an English economist and broadcaster. After working at HSBC, and the BBC she became a business correspondent and presenter for Sky News in 2009.

Early life[edit]

David was born and brought up in London[1] David was educated at the James Allen's Girls' School in Dulwich, South London, and read Economics at Downing College, Cambridge.[2] She has also worked for independent think tank Oxford Economic Forecasting, for the UK's Government Economic Service, and for HSBC Investment Bank as its UK Economist in London.[2]

Broadcasting career[edit]

David joined the BBC in 2000 as an economics correspondent.[1][3] She worked on national BB1 bulletins, BBC News 24, and on its international counterpart BBC World.[4] She also presented for the BBC's current affairs series Panorama,[2] BBC One news and BBC Radio.[4] She was appointed the BBC's New York Business Presenter in July 2006[1][5] and presented World Business Report from New York.[4] and covered the emergence of the credit crunch from Wall Street.

In September 2009, she joined Sky News as a business and economics correspondent.[6] She currently presents business news bulletins & programmes for Sky, including the flagship business programmes "Jeff Randall Live" and "Business Live".


On January 14th, 2015 she apologized immediately after French columnist Caroline Fourest showed on camera the new cover of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo showing a caricature of Mahomet and stopped the interview on SkyNews. This interview took place a few days after a terrorist attack against the newspaper and many have criticized this decision as a lack of courage and professionalism.[7]


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