Jonathan Prynn

Award Winning Journalist & Business Editor at the Evening Standard


Jonathan Prynn is the award winning Consumer Business Editor of the Evening Standard with wide ranging career background of business, City, consumer and political newspaper reporting over 25 years. He started his career on the financial newspaper Corporate Money in 1987 before being hired by The Times business desk in 1990. He has also worked on The Times as Transport Correspondent during British Rail privatisation and Political Correspondent during the chaos of the later years of the Major Government. He moved to the Evening Standard as Industrial Editor in 1997 and has been Consumer Editor since 2002. Led the paper’s coverage of the banking crisis but also writes about property, restaurants, transport…and all that London has to offer – for good or bad! Was named Consumer Writer of the Year in 2006 by the London Press Club and has also twice been shortlisted for the same award. He was educated at Furze Platt Comprehensive School, Maidenhead, and Pembroke College, Oxford. He was the first pupil in the history of his school to win a place at Oxford in an arts subject. He is married to the author Sonia Purnell (biographer of Boris Johnson and Clementine Churchill) with two children and lives in west London.