Dharshini David is a British author, economist and broadcaster. After working at HSBC, BBC News and Tesco, she became a business correspondent and news presenter for Sky News in 2009. She returned to the BBC in 2018.

Early life

David was born and brought up in London. David was educated at the James Allen's Girls' School in Dulwich, South London, and read Economics at Downing College, Cambridge. She has also worked for independent think tank Oxford Economic Forecasting, for the UK's Government Economic Service, and for HSBC Investment Bank as its UK Economist in London.

Broadcasting career

David joined the BBC in 2000 as an economics correspondent. She worked on national BBC1 bulletins, ''BBC News 24,'' and on its international counterpart ''BBC World.'' She also presented for the BBC's current affairs series ''Panorama'', BBC One news and BBC Radio. She was appointed the BBC's New York Business Presenter in July 2006 and presented ''World Business Report'' from New York. and covered the emergence of the credit crunch from Wall Street. In September 2009, she joined Sky News as a business and economics correspondent. She latterly presented business news bulletins and programmes for Sky, including the flagship business programmes "Jeff Randall Live" and "Business Live", and also presented "Sky News Tonight" and other general news programmes. By 2018, David was back at BBC News as Senior Economics correspondent. In January 2020, she was appointed BBC News' first Global Trade Correspondent.


David's first book, ''The Almighty Dollar: Follow the Incredible Journey of a Single Dollar to See How the Global Economy Really Works'', was published by Elliott & Thompson in February 2018.


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Pre-Budget report: BBC's Dharshini David
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