Peter Day (broadcaster)
Day at the BBC Media Futures Conference 2008 held at Alexandra Palace
|Born||1947 (age 66–67)
|Education||St Edmund Hall, Oxford|
|Occupation||Business correspondent for BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service|
|Notable credit(s)||BBC World Service, BBC Radio 4|
|Children||2 sons, 2 daughters|
He attended Lincoln School, at the time a boys-only grammar school, from 1957 to 1964 as a boarder. His father was a manager with Midland Bank (which became HSBC in 1999) in Lincolnshire (Horncastle and Gainsborough). He studied English at St Edmund Hall, Oxford.
He joined the BBC Radio News in 1974 in London, joining business news in 1975. In 1983, he left the BBC to join TV-am as their economics and industrial correspondent. He returned to the BBC to become a presenter and producer for the Financial World Tonight (which became part of The World Tonight).
He has presented In Business since 1988. On the World Service has presented its sister programme, Global Business, on weekends since 2000. He became Business Correspondent of the BBC in 1990, and in 1997 provided the business section for the Today programme.
He has won the Harold Wincott Award for broadcast business journalism three times, in 1989, 2000 and 2002. He received the Work Foundation lifetime achievement award in 2006. In 2007 it was revealed that In Business had become a surprise podcast hit, beating The Best of Moyles, Today and In Our Time as the BBC's most downloaded podcast.
- Radio 4 profile
- Radio 4 blog
- In Business (with programme audio archive)
- In Business blog
- World Service page
- Receiving Lifetime Achievement Award in January 2005