Award-winning British journalist Robert Peston serves as the Political Editor for ITV News. Besides hosting the weekly political discussion show Peston on Sunday, Peston had his stint as the Business Editor at BBC News.
The career high and low for Robert Peston converged with the ups and downs of his life behind the cameras. His long-haul togetherness with beautiful wife crashed down devastatingly, which left him strangled as the single parent of one.
Devastating End To Long-Haul Married Life With Wife, Sian Busby!
Robert Peston found the love of his life in his wife, Sian Busby, a former writer and historian.
The couple first met each other in their teens. In fact, they even dated for a while but parted ways after some time.
After the split up, Sian married Dutch filmmaker Kees Ryninks and welcomed a son, Simon with him. However, her marriage couldn’t last for long as the couple filed a divorce and moved separately.
Eventually, Robert and Sian came into contact. The duo found their old love in each other and reunited to tie the wedding knots together in 1998. They even welcomed a son named Maximilian and relished their together times.
But the joys of their togetherness shattered into pieces when Sian, left the world leaving Robert alone and heartbroken. She couldn’t resist the aftermaths of lung cancer for long and gave up the fight in September 2012.
Robert Peston all in smiles while posing with wife Sian Busby in the olden times (Photo: dailymail.co.uk)
During the devastating loss of his wife, Robert tried to hold himself up but was left in the shower of tears. He even wrote Sian’s manuscript and felt mad for a while after she left him.
However, after four years of the tragic incident, Peston was rumored to have found love in freelance journalist Charlotte Edwardes in 2016. In fact, they both were caught walking in London together in November.
However, speaking to the Telegraph, Peston refused the rumors but mentioned that he was close to Charlotte, who he met while working for the newspaper.
Since then, Robert has not been linked romantically with any women. Perhaps, he is busy parenting his children.
Peston’s Bio: Career Success Plus Professional Earnings!
Robert James Kenneth Peston, commonly known as Robert Peston, was born on 25 April 1960 in London, United Kingdom. He belongs to a Jewish family and describes himself as culturally Jewish.
Robert’s late father, Maurice Peston, served as an economist and Labour life peer. He is close to his beautiful mother, Helen Conroy.
For his academics, Peston joined Highgate Wood Secondary School, in Crouch End, North London. Later on, Robert received his graduation from Balliol College, Oxford, and then studied at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
Peston initially served as a stockbroker at Williams de Broe, becoming a journalist at the Investors Chronicle in 1983. Subsequently, he joined The Independent newspaper on its launch in 1986.
In between 1991 to 2000, Robert continuously worked for the Financial Times as a Political Editor, Banking Editor and the head of an investigation unit at times. Meanwhile, he became recognized to the broader public with his reporting of the late-2000s financial crisis.
Peston was announced as a BBC Business Editor in the late-2005 with the responsibilities for business and city coverage on the network’s flagship TV and radio news programmes, the BBC News Channel and Radio 4’s Today. Later on 17 October 2013, Peston was appointed Economics Editor of BBC News.
Robert ended his association with BBC on 4 October 2015 joining ITV News as their Political Editor. As of now, he presents ITV’s new weekly political discussion show, Peston on Sunday, which aired since 8 May 2016.
Besides the honors including the Wincott Young Financial Journalist of the Year (1986) and the Harold Wincott Senior Financial Journalist of the Year Award (2005), Robert amasses a substantial wealth from his media career.
Reportedly, Peston’s salary at the ITV network reads a third time more than what he used to get on BBC. For the record, his earning at ITV undoubtedly boosts his commanding net worth.