Rory Cellan-Jones

Rory Cellan-Jones was a reporter for the BBC for more than 30 years, covering business and technology stories for much of that time. The stories he has covered range from Black Wednesday and the Maxwell trial to the dot com bubble and the launch of the iPhone.

At the beginning of 2007 he was appointed Technology Correspondent with a brief to expand the BBC’s coverage of the impact of the internet on business and society. In 2014, he began presenting a new weekly programme Tech Tent on the BBC World Service. He retired from the BBC in 2021.

Rory is now an independent technology consultant, writer and broadcaster and writes a newsletter about health and technology. This year, Rory launched the much-lauded Movers and Shakers podcast series in which he and five friends–Gillian Lacey-Solymar, Mark Mardell, Paul Mayhew-Archer, Sir Nicholas Mostyn, and Jeremy Paxman–talk about life with Parkinson’s. He is also the proud owner of a rescue dog #sophiefromromania.

Rory’s first book Dot Bomb, a critically acclaimed account of Britain’s dot com bubble, was published in 2001. In 2021,  Always On: Hope and Fear in the Social Smartphone Era described by Stephen Fry as ‘delightfully insightful and intensely readable’ was published by Bloomsbury. Rory’s new book is a memoir of his parents’ relationship and his unique childhood Ruskin Park: Sylvia, Me and the BBC which will be launched by September Publishing in Autumn 2023.

Rory studied Modern and Medieval Languages at Jesus College, Cambridge, and worked in Paris and Berlin before entering journalism. He is married to the economist Dame  Diane Coyle and lives in Ealing in West London.

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