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Leader writer and columnist at the Financial Times from 1994 to 1997.
Former speech writer and senior advisor to US Treasury Secretary
Lawrence H Summers in the Clinton Administration, where she was involved in the management of emerging market crises and other global economic issues from 1997 to 2001.
She was Economics Editor for BBC Two's Newsnight from October 2002 to 2008.
Born August 1968. She is the daughter of British actor and comic singer Michael Flanders and Claudia Cockburn. Her father died in 1975 when she was six years old. She went to St Paul's Girls' School and was a student at Balliol College, Oxford and attended Harvard University as a Kennedy Scholar.
Flanders and her partner John Arlidge have a son, born in 2006, and a daughter, born in 2008.
She is grand-daughter of the radical journalist Claud Cockburn..
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the principal public service broadcaster in the United Kingdom. It is the largest broadcaster in the world with about 23,000 staff.
"No one can remember there being a woman in any of these senior positions before.
On a Newsnight programme in August 2007, Flanders interrogated Conservative Party leader David Cameron about his proposed policy of tax breaks for married couples while questioning him with other journalists, asking him whether he had ever met anyone who would get married for an extra £20 per week. As an unmarried mother, she also asked Mr. Cameron whether the Conservative Party would like her to be married. Her contribution was criticised by Daily Mail columnist Richard Littlejohn on August 31, 2007, where he made references to her "privileged" educational background and later wrote that "If Stephanie Flanders speaks for Britain, then I'm a gnu"
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