Alex Brummer: Biography highlights

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Alex Brummer’s Background

  • An award winning journalist and author
  • An expert in economic and financial journalism
  • Currently works for The Daily Mail

An extremely effective speaker, Alex Brummer can communicate as well vocally as he can on paper. A true expert in his field, he can communicate complex financial information in a way that can be understood even by those new to the industry.

Early Potential

Alex Brummer was born on the 25 May 1949 in the coastal town of Brighton. He showed an aptitude for writing from a young age and after he had completed school he went on to study at the University of Southampton, completing a degree in politics and economics.


In 1970, Alex began working at creative agency J Walter Thomson and at Haymarket Publishing. After a successful couple of years, he moved to The Guardian, securing a coveted position as Financial Correspondent. Over seven years in this role he was key in the covering of many famous (and infamous) stories from the world of economics.

His move into the role of US Financial and Washington Correspondent (with The Guardian) saw Alex covering the presidential elections for three years (1980, 1984 and 1988).

Alex excelled at his work for The Guardian and was Foreign Editor, Financial Editor and Associate Editor before completing his tenure with the paper. He had worked with them for twenty six years and in this time had earned the respect of the industry and readers. In 1989 he was presented with the Overseas Press Club award for his work as a foreign correspondent in the United States.

At The Mail

This recognition continued when he went on to work for The Mail. At the British Press Awards he was presented with the sought after Financial Journalist of the Year award whilst working for the Financial Mail on Sunday as a Consultant Editor. He became the City Editor for The Daily Mail in the year 2000, a position which he still holds. Since attaining this post he has achieved yet more recognition, winning Best City Journalist 2000, Newspaper Journalist of the Year 2002 and Business Journalist of the Year 2006.

He also contributes to the London edition of the Jewish Chronicle.



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Interview: Alex Brummer on the Mail-Miliband row
Interview: Alex Brummer on the Mail-Miliband row
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