Rory Cellan-Jones

Nicholas Rory Cellan-Jones[1] 17 January 1958; "Cellan" pronounced [ˈkɛɬən] is a British journalist for BBC News, specializing in economics and technology[2]


  • 1 Early life and education
  • 2 Career
  • 3 Personal life
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Early life and education

Rory Cellan-Jones was born in London in 1958 Both his father James Cellan Jones and his half-brother Simon Cellan Jones are film and television directors, although Rory was born out of wedlock and was unacquainted with them until adulthood[3]

Cellan-Jones was educated at Dulwich College, an independent school for boys in Dulwich in south London, from 1967–76[4] He attended Jesus College, Cambridge University, obtaining his BA in 1981, and his MA in 1984[5]


Starting his BBC career as a researcher on the Leeds edition of Look North, he then worked in the London TV newsroom for three years before getting his first on-screen role at BBC Wales He later transferred to London and became the business and economics correspondent, appearing on The Money Programme between 1990 and 1992[6] After the dot com crash of 2000, he wrote the book Dotbomb He has covered issues such as Black Wednesday, the BCCI scandal and Marks and Spencer's competition troubles[7] He has also evaluated the growth of websites and internet companies including the rise of Google and Wikipedia and online retailing Since January 2007, he has been the BBC's Technology Correspondent with the job of expanding the BBC's coverage of new media and telecoms, and the cultural impact of the Internet[7]

In April 2007 he launched "Stop the NUJ boycott", "a campaign for a ballot of NUJ members about the union's policy on a boycott of Israeli goods"[8]

Personal life

He is married to the Vice Chairman of the BBC Trust Diane Coyle, a former adviser to HM Treasury and author of the book Sex, Drugs and Economics[9]


  1. ^ Rory Cellan-Jones, Esq at Debrett's
  2. ^ "Rory Cellan-Jones" BBC News 4 July 2013 
  3. ^ Cellan Jones, James Forsyte and Hindsight: Screen Directing for Pleasure and Profit Kaleidoscope Publishing, 2006 pp 14–15
  4. ^ Dulwich College website
  5. ^ Cambridge University The Cambridge University List of Members for the Year 1991 Cambridge University Press, 1991 p 228
  6. ^ Cellan-Jones, Rory Twitter https://twittercom/ruskin147/status/639804875530969088  Missing or empty |title= help
  7. ^ a b "Rory Cellan-Jones" London: The Guardian 2009-11-11 Retrieved 8 December 2009 
  8. ^ http://stopnujboycottblogspotcom/
  9. ^ Sherwin, Adam 2006-10-13 "Out with the governors and in with the trustees" The Times London Retrieved 2010-05-22 

External links

  • Rory Cellan-Jones at the Internet Movie Database
  • Rory Cellan Jones BBC on Twitter
  • Rory Cellan Jones personal on Twitter

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