Peter Spencer (journalist)

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Peter Spencer was a Sky News political correspondent from 1991 to 2013.

Before taking on his Sky role, Spencer worked as a newspaper journalist and for British Satellite Broadcasting.

Journalism career[edit]

Peter’s career began as a reporter on his local paper in Essex and later for a Fleet Street news agency. He has also worked as a reporter and a sub-editor for three national titles and a London evening paper.[1]

During the 1970s he worked in radio journalism, for IRN and LBC.

In 1990 Peter joined BSB as producer of the satirical programme Left, Right, and Centre. Upon the merger of Sky and BSB, he became a political correspondent with Sky News. He held this position until 2013, often appearing at weekends. He has also written articles published in The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times and The Sunday Telegraph.[2]

Peter retired from Sky News in 2013.[3]

Peter is having his first book published in June 2014: The X Tractor: Cornwall's Culling Plan, available on

Personal life[edit]

Spencer is a grandfather and has been married more than once.[1] His mother is half French and his father half Irish.


  1. ^ a b Biography - Peter Spencer Sky News Press Office Archived April 11, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Peter Spencer". Journalisted. Media Standards Trust. 7 June 2009. Retrieved 7 June 2009. 
  3. ^ "Peter Spencer Retires". TV Newsroom. TV Newsroom. 26 February 2009. Retrieved 5 February 2014.