Richard Spencer (journalist)

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Richard John Spencer (born in London, England 3 June 1965) is a British journalist. He is the Middle East Correspondent for The Daily Telegraph.

Spencer was educated at Sherborne School and Lincoln College, Oxford. He has previously worked for six years as the newspaper's Beijing correspondent before moving to Dubai, United Arab Emirates to take up his new post as one of their Middle East correspondents.[1] Spencer moved to Cairo, Egypt in the wake of the Arab Spring for ease of coverage. Spencer is married to writer and poet, Dr Helen Wing. Spencer and Wing have three children together.

A well known blogger for The Daily Telegraph '​s blog, he is known for his witty anecdotes and dry sense of humour.[2] Spencer was the first Western journalist to reach Yingxiu after the 2008 Sichuan earthquake where 80% of the town had been destroyed.[3]


  1. ^ "Richard Spencer – Telegraph Blogs". Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  2. ^ Xin, Alice. "The Daily Telegraph's Richard Spencer on history and relocation". Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  3. ^ Spencer, Richard (2008-05-15). "China earthquake: the battle to reach survivors". Telegraph. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 

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