Sunday, May 01, 2011



1997 She became speechwriter and adviser to US Treasury Secretary, Lawrence H Summers.

She became principal editor of the UN's 2002 Human Development Report.

2002 She joined the BBC as Newsnight's economics correspondent.

2008 She became the BBC's economics editor.

She is unmarried. Her son was born in 2006; her daughter in 2008.

She has dated Ed Miliband.



Anonymous said...


dublinmick said...

I didn't get an invitation either, I am pretty jawed up over this! I will get over it though, time heals all wounds.

Odin's Raven said...

She is Stephanie Flanders.

Anonymous said...

Stephanie Flanders

The Realist Report said...

Stephanie Flanders?

Stephanie Hope Flanders (born August 5 1968) is the daughter of British actor and comic singer Michael Flanders. She is the Economics Editor of the BBC's Newsnight and has also presented for Panorama and (with reference to her father's song "A Transport Of Delight") on the BBC News coverage of the last of Routemaster buses.

She is a keen cyclist, and presented a review of Britain's economic status for Panorama from her bicycle in 2005, travelling the length of the country.

Before joining the BBC she worked variously as a reporter for the New York Times (2001), speechwriter and advisor to U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers (1997-2001) and an economics editorial-writer and columnist for the Financial Times in London (1994-7). She was educated at Harvard University and Balliol College, Oxford.

American journalist Laura Flanders is Flanders' sister, and journalists Alexander Cockburn, Andrew Cockburn and Patrick Cockburn are her uncles. She is the granddaughter of the famous British Communist journalist, Claud Cockburn

Quite an impressive family tree. Seems a bit spooky.

Anonymous said...

What is this, a joke? APRIL 1 is gone...

Anonymous said...

Its this woman the answer to ur quiz:

And also read this:

"Thursday, 18 November 2010
Labour's next director of communications
The New Statesman has an extraordinary piece this week about the bubbling animosity that exists at the heart of the Labour Party. Read a summary here. According to what appear very well sourced informants, the Ed Balls Brownite wing of the party are biding their time to dethrone Ed Miliband, while Miliband's people are 'terrified of Ed Balls and Yvette.'

I have a solution to bring these warring factions together and also solve the problem of who will be Labour's director of communications and Coulson/Campbell figure. Just over a month ago the Mail on Sunday ran a story about how Stephanie Flanders, the BBC's economics editor, had previously dated both Ed Miliband and Ed Balls. Strangely for the Mail on Sunday this wasn't accompanied by nudges, winks and innuendo, concluding she is very happy with her long-time partner.

Surely then she is the perfect person to build bridges with both camps as well as shake up Labour's comms operation? "

Anon said...

It is Stephanie.

Many thanks for all the comments.

- Aangirfan

Cyclops said...

Therefore is one to conclude that the 'powers that be' (NWO, EUSSR etc) are setting up a proffesional organisation to ensure that the socialist, facist liebour party do return to power when the condem coalition collapses shortly ?

Anon said...

Many thanks for the comments. What is going on is a mystery.

- Aangirfan

subrosa said...

Ah I was right. My memory's not as bad as I thought. Quite a family tree she has.

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