About me

Rob Hutton seriousAs UK political correspondent for Bloomberg News, I can be seen wandering into shot on 24-hour news, or phoning in copy in the background during prime ministerial trips abroad. It was during one of those trips, waiting for a 4am plane in Jordan, that I tweeted a list of words only used by journalists. Five months later I had a book deal. Funny old world.

Before joining Bloomberg in 2004, I worked at the Mirror and Financial Times. Having read Artificial Intelligence at Edinburgh University, I’m the only member of the Parliamentary Press Gallery to have built a rugby-playing robot. Arguably my most notable contribution to journalism has been the introduction of the ‘news sandwich’ to the political lexicon, on a story I wrote with my colleague Kitty Donaldson. It got onto Have I Got News For You at the time, and you can read it here.

I live in south east London with my wife and sons. In 2002, I helped to set up Christians in Journalism, which is now part of the MediaNet.

3 Responses to About me

  1. Steven Booth says:

    Hello Robert, I am researching T E Lawrence’s (aka T.Ross/T.Shaw) activity just prior to his death in 1935 and wondered if you had come across any links to him during your research/writing of Agent Jack? Excellent reading btw, struggling to put the thing down!

    • robhutton says:

      Hi there, I’m really glad you’re enjoying the book. I didn’t come across TE Lawrence at all, I’m afraid – not really the period I was focusing on. Have you tried James Barr’s “A Line In The Sand”?

  2. Steven booth says:

    Yes, I have that book and many others of the same ilk. Thank you for your response and I’m back on your book now that I’ve returned from France….fascinating stuff

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