Hugh Pym is one of the few leading broadcasting correspondents to have covered the financial crisis continuously since 2007 when the credit crunch struck and Northern Rock was crippled. He reported on developments in the summer of 2008 when the UK plunged into recession followed by the global meltdown triggered by the collapse of Lehman brothers. He covered the dramatic Government banking bailouts and was part of the BBC News team which won a Royal Television Society award for coverage of the financial crisis.
Hugh has worked as a BBC correspondent since 2001 and stood in as Economics Editor when Stephanie Flanders was on maternity leave in 2008/09. Since then he has been Chief Economics Correspondent for BBC News, covering major economic and banking developments.
Hugh is co-author (with Nick Kochan) of The Guinness Affair (1987), Gordon Brown - First Year in Power (1998), and What Happened? (2008). He has won Commentator of the Year awards from the British Venture Capital Association and the Business Services Association.
Before the BBC, Hugh worked for programmes in local radio, BBC radio, and Channel 4 and was a correspondent for ITN and a reporter for Sky News.
He was educated at Oxford University and is married to Susan - they have three children.