Alex Brummer is a veteran economic commentator and multi award-winning journalist. He has been the City Editor of the Daily Mail since May 2000, where he writes a daily column on economics and finance.
Alex Brummer started his media career at J Walter Thomson and Haymarket Publishing. He then worked as the Financial Correspondent at The Guardian. He was the main reporter on the fringe banking crisis of 1973/4 and the 1976 sterling crisis.
In 1979 he became the US Financial and Washington Correspondent for the Guardian. He covered the 1980, 1984, and 1988 U.S. presidential elections for The Guardian. His work in this area earned him the 1989 Overseas Press Club award for the best foreign correspondent in the US.
Alex Brummer took up positions as a Foreign Editor and Financial Editor, and between 1996 and 1999 completed his twenty-six year tenure at the Guardian as Associate Editor.
He worked as Consultant Editor for the Financial Mail on Sunday between 1999 and 2000 and was voted Financial Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards.
In 2000 he became the City Editor of the Daily Mail. Brummer covered the 2003 Iraq War for the Daily Mail from Washington, D.C.
He is a regular contributor to the Jewish Chronicle writing the weekly Media Analysis column and also writes extensively on the Holocaust, Israel economy, technology, and Middle East policy.
Alex Brummer also writes “The Money” article for the New Statesman
His awards include the 1989 Overseas Press Club Award for the Best Foreign Correspondent in the United States, Best Financial Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards in 1999, The Wincott Prize for Senior Financial Journalist of the Year in 2001, Business Journalist of the Year in the 2006 World Leadership Forum, Columnist of the Year at the 2007 Worldwork Media Awards and Business Journalist of the Year at the 2009 London Press Club Awards.
Brummer is the author of the highly acclaimed book The Crunch: How Greed and Incompetence Sparked the Credit Crisis. As Alex was one of the more consistent prophets of the Credit Crisis, his book was one of the first on the subject and is still recognized as the book to read in order to understand the Credit Crisis.
In Alex’s book The Great Pensions Robbery: How New Labour Betrayed Retirement, Alex delivers a shocking story of cynicism and inaction, in which a government bent on penny-pinching, a civil service cowed into submission and individuals more interested in their careers than public service have all taken a part in fatally undermining a 100-year-old system. It’s also a story of breathtaking hypocrisy, where those in charge have feather-bedded their own pensions while destroying those of ordinary people. And, as Brummer convincingly argues, we’re only just starting to live with the appalling consequences.
Widely regarded as one of Britain’s top financial journalists, Alex Brummer is a regular panelist for BBC Financial World This Week and Shoptalk, a regular newspaper reviewer on BBC Business Breakfast and a leading keynote speaker.