Faisal Islam

Economics Editor


Faisal is a multi award-winning economic and financial journalist who appears across BBC News and is one of the presenters of Newsnight.

Previously he served as Political Editor at Sky News and held positions as Economics Correspondent at The Observer and Economics Editor for Channel 4 News, before joining the BBC in 2019.

During his career he has exposed the Icelandic banking crisis, watched Lehman Brothers fall from Wall Street, investigated emerging economies in India and Singapore and interviewed everyone from the Prime Minister to the President of the World Bank. Faisal has been decorated with several RTS awards including interview of the year in 2017.

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