Peter Barron

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Peter Barron

Peter Barron (­­­­­­­­­­­born­­­­­­­­­­­ 1962)[1] is Google's head of communications for Europe, Middle East and Africa.[2]

Peter Barron­­­­­­­­­­­ was born in Belfast and educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution. He spent most of his career at the BBC, and immediately prior to his Google appointm­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ent in 2008 the journalist ha­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­d for four years been editor of the BBC programme Newsnight.[3]

Curriculum vitae[edit]


  • Mid-1980s, Luxembourg News Digest­­­­­­­­­­­
  • 1987 Editor and journalist, Algarve News and Algarve Magazine­­­­­­­­­­­
  • 1988 BBC News trainee­­­­­­­­­­­
  • 1990 Producer, BBC Newsnight­­­­­­­­­­­
  • 1997 Deputy editor, Channel 4 News, ITN­­­­­­­­­­­
  • 2002 Deputy editor, Tonight with Trevor McDonald­­­­­­­­­­­
  • 2003 Editor, BBC current affairs­­­­­­­­­­­
  • 2004 Editor, Newsnight­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­
  • 2006-07 Advisory chair, Edinburgh International TV Festival­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­
  • 2008 Head of comms and public affairs, Google UK, Ben­­­­­­­­­­­elux and Ireland­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­


  • 1995: Won Royal­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Television Society award for Newsnight's coverage of the arms-to-Iraq scandal[1]