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Covering the Presidential Election

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John Prideaux, US Editor of the Economist, in conversation with David Runciman.

John Prideaux joined The Economist as Political Correspondent in 2004. Prior to this he wrote for The Economist, the Financial Times and the New Statesman as a freelancer, and worked as a researcher in the House of Commons and the European Parliament. In addition to covering British politics, he has spent time as India Correspondent in Delhi and Finance Correspondent in London. In 2007 he was appointed Brazil Correspondent in São Paulo, where he wrote The Economist‘s special report “Brazil takes off” in 2009. In 2010 he moved to London to take up his appointment as Home-page Editor of The Economist online and in 2013 relocated to Washington, DC to serve as Washington correspondent. He is now back in London in the role of US Editor.

Mr Prideaux has appeared as a pundit on BBC News 24, CNN , Fox News, Sky News and ITV News, as well as on BBC Radio 4 and NPR . He was educated at Cambridge University, where he won two academic scholarships, and the Sorbonne, where he was an Entente Cordiale Scholar.

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