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Jonty Bloom


Jonty is an award winning journalist, public speaker and conference chair who left the BBC in 2019 after thirty years at the corporation. He has reported from around the world including China, India, Brazil, Russia, nearly every part of Europe and across the USA.

Following an early career in the City, Jonty studied international relations. He then joined BT Citycall, a financial news service, before moving to the BBC where he helped launch Business Breakfast.

He has won the Royal Statistical Society Journalist of the year award and the Wincott for best radio business coverage three times. The most recent one for a documentary on the Norwegian tax system.

For the last 5 years Jonty has specialised in covering the UK’s relationship with the EU, trade policy and above all Brexit.