Susan “Zanny” Minton Beddoes (born 1967) is a British journalist.
Beddoes was educated at Moreton Hall School near Oswestry, received an undergraduate degree at Oxford University, where she studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at St Hilda’s College, and earned a master’s degree at Harvard University, as a Kennedy Scholar.
After graduation, she was recruited as an adviser to the Minister of Finance in Poland, in 1992, as part of a small group headed by Professor Jeffrey Sachs of Harvard. She then spent two years as an economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), where she worked on macroeconomic adjustment programmes in Africa and the transition economies of Central and Eastern Europe.
Through this work, she joined The Economist in 1994 as the magazine’s correspondent for emerging markets, based in London. She became the Economics editor in 1996, overseeing global economics coverage from Washington DC, and later moved to Business Affairs editor, responsible for business, finance and science. She began as the 17th and first female editor-in-chief on 2 February 2015.
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- Minton Beddoes is the first female editor-in-chief of The Economist, overseeing a financial news publication that reaches about 1.5 million readers.
- Minton Beddoes joined The Economist in 1994, following a two-year stint as an economist for the International Monetary Fund.
- Since her promotion in 2015, she’s increased the 174-year-old brand’s social media presence, with digital subscriptions rising 20% in the last year.
- Beddoes stood her ground despite criticism for giving Alt-Right agitator Steve Bannon a platform at the magazine’s Open Future Festival in September.
- She interviewed Bannon on stage, citing the newspaper’s mission to address “ignorance obstructing our progress.”