Joe Lynam joined the BBC as a junior ‘meet ‘n greet’ in 2001 but has risen to become one of the most respected correspondents for business and economics news across all the BBC’s national and global outlets. Joe features regularly on the main One, Six and Ten O’clock TV news bulletins, BBC World News, Radio Five Live as well as regularly presenting the business news on Radio 4’s flagship Today programme.
Joe covered the financial and Eurozone crises first hand from Greece, Spain, Cyprus, Italy and Ireland for the BBC TV’s key news programme Newsnight. He was also the BBC’s Europe correspondent in Brussels and is familiar with the workings and machinations of the EU institutions. He has sources at the very highest level of government and commerce and has the ability to explain complex issues in a digestible and sometimes witty way.
Joe has had a number of scoops including plans to sell RBS to Abu Dhabi, the news that Ireland was to get an IMF bailout in 2010 and the sale of Harrods by Mohammed Al Fayed. He was also the first to broadcast a Vishing phone call (voice phishing) as it happened on the BBC’s Moneybox programme.
Joe was awarded the prestigious ‘Wincott Prize’ for journalism in 2016. He was shortlisted for the ‘Journalist of the Year’ award by the Royal Statistical Society as well as ‘Broadcaster of the Year’ at the Headline Money Awards. He also lectures postgraduate students in journalism at City University London.