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Evan Davis

Evan Davis on Today

Evan Davis joined the Today programme in April 2008 following a six and a half year stint as the BBC's economics editor.

In just a few weeks he had "slotted in rather effortlessly to the hallowed Today presenter team" according to the Guardian.

On top of his duties at Today he also presents The Bottom Line, a weekly discussion programme on Radio 4 and Dragons' Den, the BBC Two business reality show.

Evan was quick to downplay his former role as economics editor, saying: "Although being economics editor sounds impressive, it does not mean I actually edit anything.

"It mainly reflects two decades of title-inflation at the BBC, which has given ever more status to senior reporters, presumably because it is cheaper to do that than to offer higher pay."

Good with numbers

Before his promotion to editor, Evan worked for BBC Two's Newsnight programme from 1997 to 2001 and as a general economics correspondent from 1993.

He previously worked as an economist at the Institute of Fiscal Studies and the London Business School.

Evan Davis
Evan Davis on Have I Got News For You in 2005

Evan has won several awards, including the Work Foundation's Broadcast Journalist of the Year award in 1998, 2001 and 2003, and the Harold Wincott Business Broadcaster of the Year award in 2001 and 2005.

He has written and co-written several books, most notably Public Spending, and the Penguin dictionaries of economics and of business.

He studied philosophy, politics and economics at St John's College, Oxford from 1981 to 1984 and obtained a Masters of Public Administration at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

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