Simon Jack – born 10 May 1971 – is Business Editor for the BBC.
Before entering journalism, Jack worked for a decade as a corporate and investment banker in London, New York and Bermuda. He has said that he neither liked the work, nor showed much ability at it.
In 2003 he joined the BBC’s business and economics unit and since then has worked on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme and Radio 5 Live’s Wake Up to Money.
Jack replaced Declan Curry as business presenter for BBC Breakfast in October 2008. In April 2010, he presented BBC Breakfast alongside Sian Williams while regular presenter Bill Turnbull followed the 2010 general election campaign trail. In September 2011, he left the BBC Breakfast team to join BBC Radio 4’s Today.
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The Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond will deliver his first Budget this afternoon – Britain’s first proper budget since the EU referendum. It’ll also be the last Budget to be held in the spring, as the main statement will… Read more
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Bury host Sunderland at Gigg Lane this evening (Thursday) as the final fixture from the opening round of the Carabao Cup takes place. The match will be shown live on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event from 7.30pm…. Read more