Last updated: 19 january, 2012 - 17:30 GMT

Peter Day

Peter Day

  • Recruited by BBC Radio News, London in 1974
  • Left the BBC in 1983 to join TV-am as economics and industrial correspondent
  • Returned to BBC Radio 4 as presenter and producer for The Financial World Tonight
  • Won a Harold Wincott Award for broadcast business journalism in 1989 and 2000
  • Also received the Industrial Society Award for business broadcasting and a Lifetime Achievement award by the Work Foundation, London

I didn't really want to get into business broadcasting, it was a bit of an accident. I joined the BBC in the newsroom and discovered that if you were doing business you actually went on air, where as everyone else was just a news writer. And that was rather appealing.

Peter Day

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