David Rennie (columnist)

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David Rennie (born 1971)[1] is a British journalist. He is a columnist for The Economist, where he serves as the Lexington correspondent.[2] He is the son of Sir John Rennie, a former 'C' (i.e., Director) of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6).[3]


David Rennie started his career at the Evening Standard, where he worked from 1992 until 1996.[4] He then went to work for the The Daily Telegraph in London, before joining their foreign staff, being posted in Sydney (1998), Beijing (1998 to 2002), Washington, D.C. (2002–05) and Brussels (2005-07).[4] From 2006 until 2007 he was also a contributing editor at The Spectator.[4]

Rennie joined The Economist in 2007, writing the Bagehot column,[5] before being reassigned on the Charlemagne column (focusing on the European Union).[6] In 2010, he received the UACES/Thomson Reuters "Reporting Europe" award.[2][7] Following the death of Peter David, he has served as the magazine's Lexington correspondent.[2][8]


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