Newstalk Business Editor
Joe Lynam is a respected broadcaster, podcaster and moderator who is the business editor at the Irish national station Newstalk. Before that he was the BBC’s senior Business Correspondent for a decade. He continues to present the global current affairs show ‘The Newsroom’ on BBC Radio 4 and the World Service as well as the BBC most downloaded podcast: The Global News Podcast. Joe has won many awards for his original journalism including the 2018 Headline Money Award for his BBC One exposé of how RBS (GRG) treated many of its own business customers.
Joe was also the first to broadcast on Radio 4 a phone fraud (Vishing) in almost real time as an elderly lady unwittingly handed over her life savings to fraudsters. For that, he won the Wincott prize for Journalism in 2016. Joe has travelled the world with the BBC covering the financial crisis (2007-2010), followed by the Eurozone crisis (2010-2013), the economic and political fallout from Brexit (2016-2021) and most recently the COVID-19 pandemic. He has presented on the Today programme, Newsnight, BBC One Breakfast as well as Five Live and the BBC News Channel. He has lived in Germany, UK, Netherlands, Australia, Belgium and Ireland and speaks five languages.