Robert Peston – born 25 April 1960 – is a presenter of ITV.
He is the Political Editor of ITV News and host of the weekly political discussion show ‘Peston’ on Wednesday nights.
From February 2006 until March 2014, he was the Business Editor for BBC News and Economics Editor from March 2014 to November 2015.
He became known to a wider public with his reporting of the late-2000s financial crisis, especially with his scoop on the Northern Rock crisis.
Peston married the writer Siân Busby in 1998, with whom he had a son, Maximilian. She died in September 2012 from lung cancer, after a long illness.