Stephanie Flanders

Stephanie Flanders is an economist, journalist, broadcaster and former senior advisor to the US Treasury Secretary who once presented a review of Britain’s economic status by travelling the length of the country on her bike.

Stephanie is now Senior Executive Editor for Economics at Bloomberg. In 2017 she Chaired the Royal Society of Arts’ Inclusive Growth Commission.  

Career

Stephanie began her career as an economist at the London Business School and the Institute for Fiscal Studies before moving into journalism joining the Financial Times in 1994 as a leader writer and columnist.

In 1997 she was appointed as speechwriter and advisor to US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers before joining the New York Times in 2001.

Returning to the UK Stephanie joined the BBC in 2002 as Economics Editor of Newsnight, she also presented economic focused editions of Newsnight and did some relief shifts for BBC News Channel.

In 2008 Stephanie became BBC Economics Editor appearing across the range of BBC news output. She also presented programmes including Masters of Money on BBC Two, Stephanomics on Radio 4, standing in for the eponymous presenter of The Andrew Marr Show and a Radio 4 programme about the Mr Men books.

In 2013 Stephanie joined J.P. Asset Management as Chief Market Strategist for Europe, four years later she joined Bloomberg as Senior Executive Editor for Economics and head of Bloomberg Economics.

Awards

She was made an Honorary Fellow of Balliol College, University of Oxford in 2019 and a Fellow of the Society of Professional Economists.

For 'Stephanomics', Stephanie won the 2010 Harold Wincott Foundation’s Award. She also won the Foundation's 'Broadcaster of the Year' in 2011 and Political Studies Association's ‘Broadcaster of the Year’ in 2012.  
 
Personal Life

Stephanie is the Chair of the non-profit arts company Artichoke and a trustee of the Kennedy Memorial Trust. Stephanie is also a trustee of the Wincott Foundation.
 
She lives with her partner and their two children.