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George Eaton Bio, Age, Height, Wife, New Statesman, Apology

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George Eaton

George Eaton

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George Eaton Biography

George Eaton is a media personality serving as a Senior Editor at the New Statesman. He also appears regularly as a commentator on BBC News and Sky News. Previously, he was a Senior Online Editor of the New Statesman.

George Eaton Age

Eaton is 35 years old. He was born on November 27, 1986, in England.

George Eaton Height

He is tall in stature but his height is undisclosed.

George Eaton Nationality

He is British.

George Eaton Education

Eaton attended Berkhamsted School followed by the University of Warwick where he graduated in 2008 with a first-class degree in History and Politics.

George Eaton Parents

There is no information about his family background, parents’ identities, and siblings.

George Eaton Wife

Despite being a media personality George has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight. Therefore, it is not clear whether he is married, single, or in a relationship.

He hasn’t also revealed whether he has kids or not.

George Eaton New Statesman

Eaton is a senior editor at the New Statesman. As the senior editor, he chairs morning conference, leads online coverage, edits, and commissions senior columnists, and manage five editors/reporters. He also contributes features, interviews, and leaders to the print edition of the New Statesman.

Over the last decade, Eaton has interviewed leading intellectuals and politicians including Christopher Hitchens, Francis Fukuyama, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Yanis Varoufakis, Jonathan Sacks, Thomas Piketty, Steven Pinker, Ben Bernanke, Michael Heseltine, Keir Starmer, Nick Clegg, Ed Miliband, John McDonnell, Sadiq Khan, and Ed Balls.

Eaton regularly appears as a commentator on BBC News and Sky News and has contributed to The Times, The Sunday Times, and The Evening Standard, and appeared on the Today programme, Newsnight and PM. In February 2015, he sat on a panel hosted by the PR company Fishburn at the Royal Society of Arts on the 2015 general election.

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Previously, he was a political editor of the New Statesman from 2014-18 and editor of The Staggers blog, which was named the best online comment site at the 2013 Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards. He also worked for PoliticsHome and was recruited to the New Statesman in 2009 by editor Jason Cowley as a staff writer.

George Eaton Apology

In April 2019, Eaton published an article in the New Statesman based on an interview he had had with conservative philosopher Roger Scruton, in which he claimed Scruton had made a number of racist remarks. He quoted Scruton as describing the “invasion of huge tribes of Muslims from the Middle East”, and how “each Chinese person is a kind of replica of the next one”.

The article led to Scruton being removed as a government adviser. In response, Eaton posted a photograph to his public Instagram account showing him drinking from a bottle of champagne with the caption, “The feeling when you get right-wing racist and homophobe Roger Scruton sacked”.

Various figures criticized Eaton claiming he had mischaracterized Scruton’s comments. Eaton apologized for the Instagram post but defended the interview. Several months later he was demoted.

The New Statesman also apologized to Scruton later, saying that partial quotations used to promote the article did not accurately represent his views.

George Eaton Salary

His annual salary ranges from £20, 000 to £100,000.

George Eaton Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth ranging from £1 million to £5 million.

George Eaton Instagram

He has a private Instagram account.

George Eaton Twitter

 

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