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Anne McElvoy is Executive Editor of Politico heading multimedia strategy and audio content and hosting an upcoming interview show.  

For the past seven years, Anne has run The Economist’s podcasts focussing on the role of new multimedia products in the brand’s expansion and creating US partnerships for growth.  

Anne has written her weekly politics column for the Evening Standard for over 20 years and contributes columns to the i newspaper and others. She is a presenter of Start the Week on BBC Radio4, panellist for the Moral Maze and host of Week in Westminster.  

Anne has a First Class Honours Degree in German and Philosophy from Wadham College, Oxford and is a specialist in DDR society and literature. Her two books on modern Germany are a history of East Germany and the international best-seller, Memoirs of a Spymaster, Markus Wolf.  

As The Times’s correspondent in East Berlin, she reported the fall of the Berlin Wall. Subsequently she covered the Yugoslavia and Chechnya wars and was the paper’s bureau chief in Moscow during the rise of Vladimir Putin.    

Anne has received the Westminster journalist of the year/Women in Public Life award.  She is an education board member of the World Economic Forum at Davos and the Royal Opera House in London. Her languages are German, Russian and French. She is a former gymnast – with emphasis on the former. 

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