David Rennie (columnist)
David Rennie (born 1971) is a British journalist. He is a columnist for The Economist, where he serves as the Lexington columnist and Washington bureau chief. He is the son of Sir John Rennie, a former 'C' (i.e., Director) of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6).
David Rennie started his career at the Evening Standard, where he worked from 1992 until 1996. He then went to work for the The Daily Telegraph in London, before joining their foreign staff, being posted to Sydney (1998), Beijing (1998 to 2002), Washington, (2002–2005) and Brussels (2005-07). From 2006 until 2007 he was also a contributing editor at The Spectator.
Rennie joined The Economist in 2007, writing the Charlemagne column on EU affairs from Brussels, before moving to London, where he wrote the Bagehot column (focusing on British politics). In 2010, he received the UACES/Thomson Reuters "Reporting Europe" award. Following the death of Peter David in 2012 he moved to Washington, DC to serve as the magazine's Lexington columnist.
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- Bagehot on the move: Britain's cheering gloom | The Economist
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- "Charlemagne moves town: Goodbye Brussels". The Economist. June 30, 2010. Retrieved Jun 30, 2010.
- "Journalist listing — Mr David Rennie". The Economist. Retrieved November 19, 2009.
- Reporting Europe prize 2010 | UACES/Thomson Reuters
- Lexington: Peter David | The Economist
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