Robert Peston became the BBC's business editor in February 2006.
Previously Robert was the associate editor of The Sunday Telegraph.
From April 2002 to October 2005 he was city editor and assistant editor of The Sunday Telegraph, in charge of its business and money sections.
Prior to that (2000 to 2002) Robert was editorial director of Quest, an online service for investors. During this period, he was also a weekly columnist for the Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph and New Statesman and a monthly commentator for Management Today. In 2001, he was a contributing editor to the Spectator magazine.
Until September 2000, Robert was the Financial Times' financial editor - in charge of all business and financial coverage - and a member of the Fat's editorial board as an assistant editor.
At the FT, which he joined in 1991, his previous positions were political editor, banking editor and head of an investigations unit (which he founded).
Before joining the FT in 1991 he was city editor of the Independent on Sunday.
Robert is a past winner of the Harold Wincott Senior Financial Journalist of the Year Award (2005), the London Press Club's Scoop of the Year Award (2005), Granada Television's What the Papers Say award for investigative journalist of the year (1994) and the Wincott Young Financial Journalist of the Year (1986).