Simon Tisdall

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Simon Tisdall (born 1953) is a columnist for The Guardian newspaper and an assistant editor of the newspaper.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Manchester and educated at Holland Park School in Kensington, one of the first comprehensives, which opened in 1958. From 1971 to 1974 he studied history, politics and philosophy at Downing College, Cambridge.[1]


He joined the Guardian in 1979. From 1989–94 he was the newspaper's US Editor and White House correspondent. From 1994–98 he was Foreign Editor. During 1996–98 he was the Foreign Editor of The Observer.

Personal life[edit]

He married Alison Kane in 1984 in Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire. They live a few miles west of Bradford on Avon in Wiltshire, halfway between the town and the University of Bath.


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