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web_BBICTJennifer Baker – ICT correspondent

Jennifer has been a journalist in print, radio and television for more than twelve years. She has worked across a wide range of sectors, from editing a national daily paper in Malta, to television reporting on EU affairs to the Middle East. She has a wealth of experience in writing about business, management and IT matters and specialises in identifying the link between industry and policy. She moved to Brussels to work as a freelance EU correspondent in February 2009. Jennifer is the Brussels correspondent for the International Data Group which produces numerous publications on technology. She covers all aspects of policy relating to IT, from trade agreements for tech products to antitrust cases and internet privacy issues.

Hughes-BelinHughes Belin – Energy correspondent

Hughes is a journalist who has specialised in energy and climate issues for fifteen years. He holds a Master’s degree in applied modern languages and a post-graduate diploma in European Affairs. He has worked as a freelance journalist in Brussels for the Financial Times Energy Newsletters, Platts News Agency, ‘L’Usine à GES’, European Energy Review and Europe Information Service, where he was Editor-in-chief of the Europolitics bulletin on energy until 2006. Hughes was awarded the 2007 Louise Weiss Prize for European Journalism and is now EU correspondent in Brussels for Energy Post, Enerpresse and ‘Bulletin de l’industrie pétrolière’.


ed brayEd Bray – Agriculture correspondent

Ed joined the AGRA FACTS & AGRA FOCUS team as Deputy Editor in late February 2010. His portfolio has included health, environment, & trade issues as well as agricultural policy. Previously, he was working in the European Parliament with the unit responsible for transparency & access to documents. On arrival in Brussels in December 2008, he started out as a monitoring consultant for Dods EU Monitoring, where he was responsible for tracking legislation in a wide range of areas. A graduate of French & German from Cambridge University, Ed pursued his interest in European politics on a Masters Course which took him to Prague & Berlin, where he wrote his thesis on the politics of climate change & the implications on agriculture.

primeDave Keating – Transport correspondent

Dave Keating is an American journalist based in Brussels covering European politics. He specialises in the areas of energy, environment and transport. Having previously covered US politics in Washington, Dave is also able to draw comparisons between the American federal system and the European Union.
In the past Dave has covered the courtrooms of Chicago, the halls of the US congress, the streets of New York City and the board rooms of the City of London. As a broadcast journalist, Dave has worked as a line producer for a weekly newscast, a show producer for newsmagazine specials and a segment producer for live news panels and interviews.
Outside of journalism, Dave has worked as a documentary filmmaking instructor and directed a weekly talk show in New York. Dave holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University in Film/Television and History. He also holds a Masters of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

loryGrégoire Lory – General Affairs correspondent

With a broad experience as a print & radio reporter for major national and international media, Grégoire Lory has covered EU affairs for Radio France in Brussels for the last 6 years. He thus has a good sense of how to present and sell EU news to a national public. Grégoire won the ‘Prix Louise Weiss 2005’ (young journalist grade) for the documentary «Visages d’Europe»: exploring young Europeans’ views of the Constitutional Treaty.

Robert McLeod

Founder and editor-in-chief of MLex market intelligence, Robert spent 12 years covering M&A, antitrust and investment banking in London, Paris and Brussels for Bloomberg, where he developed an unparalleled track record providing inside intelligence and commentary on the risks faced by investors as a result of government regulation and intervention. An unquestioned authority in his field, Robert is a leading commentator on competition and regulatory risk issues.

Ellie Mears

Ellie is a broadcast journalist specialising in EU affairs. Before joining viEUws in 2015 she worked as a production assistant for BBC South East, coordinating the flagship South East Today news programme. Prior to this Ellie spent several years living in Taiwan, gaining fluency in Mandarin and working as a news anchor for the Taiwanese radio station ICRT, where she co-hosted and produced the topical magazine show ‘China Watch’. Ellie has also worked as a freelance journalist and video editor for The Guardian. In 2013, Ellie was awarded the Scott Trust bursary to study broadcast journalism at the University of Sheffield, where she gained an MA with distinction. She holds a joint honours degree in English Literature and German from Oxford University. In addition to her journalism experience, Ellie has worked as an English teacher, proofreader, translator and professional gift wrapper.

2013-07-17_1609Matthew Newman – Antitrust and Merger Regulation correspondent

Matthew is a senior correspondent for MLex and writes about mergers, antitrust and cartel investigations. Matthew began covering competition at the Luxembourg courts in 2004 and then moved to Brussels. After working as a spokesman for the European Commission until April 2012, he spent several months in Washington, DC writing about mergers for MLex. He spent a year studying French, history and communications in Grenoble, France and is a graduate of Boston University with degrees in history and journalism.


johnregaJohn Rega – Financial Services correspondent

Chief Correspondent of MLex FS since 2009, John has covered European financial services policy and regulation dating to 2003. During 12 years with Bloomberg News in Washington and then Brussels, he reported on financial and other policy issues along with business developments in breaking news, features and broadcast. He has also written about tax and legal matters during this time and has spent two years working at the Bureau of National Affairs in Washington.

roseRose O’Donovan – Agriculture correspondent

Rose has been Editor of AGRA FACTS & AGRA FOCUS since March 2010, having previously worked as Deputy Editor on the agricultural publications for nearly three years. Prior to working as a journalist, she dealt with international relations on the EU satellite navigation programme at the Galileo Joint Undertaking. A Masters graduate in EU agricultural policy from the University College Cork (Ireland), Rose moved to Brussels in 2004 to work as an intern in the Cabinet of former European Parliament President, Pat Cox.

Sonja-van-Renssen2Sonja van Renssen – Environment correspondent

Sonja has been lead climate/carbon correspondent for EU environment policy news and analysis service ENDS Europe for the last four years. As well as covering climate issues, Sonja writes about energy, transport, biodiversity, chemicals, pollution, waste and resource policy developments in Brussels. She helps commission, edit and sub-edit news and analysis from colleagues and free lancers and moderates conferences. Sonja has worked as a freelance radio journalist for the BBC World Service and as a reporter for the Science and Development Network (www.scidev.net) in London, the Buenos Aires Herald in Argentina and the Llama Express in Bolivia. Sonja won a “Young Broadcaster of the Year Award” in 2005 for a science radio package. She obtained a Distinction in an MSc in Science Communication at Imperial College London and has an MA in Biological Sciences from the University of Oxford.

lenaicvaudinLénaïc Vaudin d’Imécourt – Trade editor who died on 10 September 2015

Lénaïc was Trade Editor of viEUws’ bi-weekly publication EU Trade Insights. She had joined the viEUws team in 2012 as a freelance trade and foreign affairs correspondent while covering external affairs for the EU daily Europolitics. Lénaïc had a Masters’ degree in European Affairs from the Sorbonne and was an alumna of the US IVLP exchange programme for journalists. Lénaïc was a formidable journalist, quick, sharp, keen to explain and always focused on telling the real story. We miss her wit and unique sense of humour and all the other things that made her a very special and extraordinary colleague and friend.

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