Hugo Rifkind

Hugo Rifkind

Hugo Rifkind a journalist on the The Times. He has also written for The Herald (in his native Scotland), The Sunday Times, GQ, the Evening Standard, and the Daily Mail. He is also a regular panelist on Radio 4's satirical favorite, The News Quiz.

Rifkind began his career in journalism as an editorial assistant for the show business website Peoplenews.com, before becoming a freelance writer for The Times and the Evening Standard, and a columnist for The Herald in Glasgow from 2002 to 2005. He joined The Times in 2005, taking over the gossip column ("People") from Andrew Pierce.  Writing the gossip column inspired his first novel, Overexposure, based around a showbiz reporter which was published in 2006.

Hugo now writes a weekly opinion column for The Times as well as a satirical diary for the Saturday edition in which he takes on the role of a figure in the news. He also writes for The Spectator. Published work includes comment, features, satire and interviews - After dinner he might explain why Miliband gives strange speeches, or why Boris thinks he’s paid someone to stalk him with a box of eggs.

Hugo is the son of Conservative Politician Sir Malcolm Rifkind.

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