English journalist who served as both Business Editor and Economics Editor of BBC News.
He attended both Balliol College, Oxford and the Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
He won several journalistic awards for his coverage of England's Northern Rock bank crisis.
His wife, writer Siân Busby, died of lung cancer in 2012, leaving Peston to care for the couple's son, Maximillian.
In 2009, he became involved in a publicized argument with publishing executive James Murdoch.