Hard-hitting interviewer Jeff Randall, one of the UK’s most high-profile business journalists, is to be made a Life Member of Birmingham Press Club when he addresses the Club’s Celebrity Luncheon later this year.
Mr Randall will be addressing Press Club members and their guests on Monday, October 8 – prior to hosting his Sky News programme, Jeff Randall Live, from Birmingham’s ICC, when he will be interviewing leading politicians and senior businessmen at the end of the first day of the Conservative Party conference.
Mr Randall, who is also the Daily Telegraph’s Editor-at-large, said: “I am hugely flattered to be offered the honour of Life Membership of the world’s oldest Press Club.”
His programme, Jeff Randall Live, has been a regular on Sky News since 2007, analysing the big business stories of the day and developing a reputation as a “must view” for those involved in the financial sector and the world of business.
He started his journalistic career on Financial Weekly, where he became Assistant Editor before moving in 1986 to the Sunday Telegraph as City Correspondent. Since then, he has worked for a host of major news organisations in the UK including the BBC, where he became the Corporation’s first Business Editor in 2001,the Times Newspapers and Sunday Business – which he launched and edited.
Mr Randall’s journalism has been recognised countless times by the industry including, winning the Harold Wincott Award for Business Broadcaster, the Best Business Broadcast Prize at the Business Journalist of the Year Awards, the Decade of Excellence Prize at the Business Journalist of the Year Awards and the London Press Club’s Business Journalist of the Year Award.
Press Club Chairman Ed James commented: “Breaking exclusives and Jeff Randall go hand-in-hand. I can’t wait to hear what disclosures he might have for us.
“Jeff’s authoritative writing and incisive television reporting have positioned him at the forefront of modern journalism. We look forward to hearing what he has to say about the issues and political personalities of the day – especially as he will meeting many of them face-to-face just a few hours later at the Tory Party conference.”