Richard Spencer (journalist)
Richard John Spencer was born on June the 6th, 1965. He is the Middle East Correspondent for the Daily Telegraph. He 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. Spencer recently moved to Cairo, Egypt in the wake of the Arab Spring for ease of coverage, while his children and wife, Helen Wing, are all in separate places for the children's education.
A well known blogger for the Daily Telegraph's blog, he is noted for his witty anecdotes and dry sense of humour. Richard was also the first Western journalist to reach Yingxiu after the 2008 Sichuan earthquake where 80% of the town had been destroyed.
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