Peter Barron

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Peter Barron
Google's Peter Barron Speaks at a Panel Discussion at the UN.jpg
Born1962 (age 57–58)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
EducationRoyal Belfast Academical Institution
EmployerBBC (former)
Google (current)

Peter Barron (born 1962)[1] is a Northern Irish journalist and 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 had for four years been editor of the BBC programme Newsnight.[3]

Career overview[edit]



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


  1. ^ a b "Peter Barron: My life in media". The Independent. 20 August 2007. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  2. ^ Mark Sweney and Leigh Holmwood "Newsnight editor Peter Barron to join Google in communications role", The Guardian website, 28 July 2008.
  3. ^ "BBC - Press Office - Peter Barron". Archived from the original on March 26, 2005.
  4. ^ "PR Week profile".
Media offices
Preceded by
George Entwistle
Editor: Newsnight
Succeeded by
Peter Rippon