Anthony Hilton is an Author, Broadcaster and Journalist.
Hilton is Senior Commentator for The Independent and The Standard.
He joined Fleet Street in 1968 as a Trainee on The Guardian.
His positions have since included:
- City Editor of The Times
- City Editor of The Evening Standard
- Managing Director of The Evening Standard
- Editor of Accountancy Age
Anthony Hilton has also worked for The Observer, The Daily Mail and The Sunday Express.
For three years he was based in New York as Business Correspondent for the London Sunday Times.
Whilst in New York, Anthony also worked as a mainstream reporter covering everything from the Iranian Hostage crisis, to the guerrilla wars in Guatemala and El Salvador, to the shooting of John Lennon, to the British challenge for the Americas Cup yacht races.
He returned to Britain in 1981 to become City Editor of The Times.
Anthony was seen regularly on television, filling the commentator’s slot on Channel 4’s ‘The Business Programme‘ for three years, and appearing as the expert panellist on ‘The Stocks and Shares Show‘.
As an author, he has written two acclaimed books:
- How to Communicate Financial Information to Employees
- City within a State – A study of how the city of London really works
In addition, was a visiting professor in economics at London Metropolitan University in 2010-2012 and in 2010 was awarded an honorary degree in recognition of his journalism by the University of Aberdeen.
Anthony Hilton – Awards:
Anthony has won many other awards notably the 2007 ‘Decade of Excellence Award‘ for business and financial journalism given annually by the World Press Awards in competition with a shortlist of writers from Fortune, and The Wall Street Journal and other English language titles.
In 2002 he was awarded ‘The Wincott Award’ for Business Journalism.
He has also been awarded the Association of British Insurers ‘Commentator of the Year Award‘ two years in a row.
He was shortlisted as ‘Economics Commentator’ and as ‘Business Commentator of the Year’ at the Editorial Intelligence Awards in 2011 and 2012.
In 2014 he was voted ‘Business Journalist of the Year‘ at the ABI Financial Media Awards.
Anthony is also a very experienced conference facilitator, chairman and host.