Jenny Scott (born 1st January 1970) is an English journalist and economist.
A native of Windsor, Berkshire, Jenny Scott had an adventurous childhood, travelling through West Africa and Australia due to her father's career as an engineer. She studied at a convent before graduating with a degree in economicsfrom King's College, Cambridge.
She subsequently worked for two years as an economist at the Bank of England, before joining Reuters in 1994. She wrote primarily in her field of expertise on economic affairs, but also spent a year in Amsterdam as a general news correspondent. She then returned to London to write the book The Living Economy.
After seven years with Reuters, Jenny Scott joined the BBC News team on the One, Six and Ten O'Clock News as their economics correspondent. She has also had a stint covering Wimbledon and co-presented The Weekend Business on Radio Five Live. Until 23 May 2008, she reported on economics, as well as co-presenting the afternoon BBC Two political magazine show The Daily Politics, alongside Andrew Neil. She also occasionally presented on BBC News 24.
In the first five days of 2007, Jenny Scott presented five special interviews with key figures from the world of business on the BBC flagship interview programme HARDtalk. The specials were known as HARDtalk Business.
Below is the list of interviews:
- 1 January 2007 Richard Reed, one of the founders of Innocent Drinks
- 2 January 2007 Sir Christopher Bland of the BT Group
- 3 January 2007 Justin King, CEO of Sainsbury's
- 4 January 2007 Ian Cheshire, CEO of home improvement chain B&Q
- 5 January 2007 John Varley, CEO of Barclays Group
On 16 April 2008 it was announced that Scott had been appointed Director of Communications at the Bank of England, succeeding Peter Rodgers when he retired at the end of June. On 17 February 2011 the Bank of England issued a press release to say that Scott was going to be on adoptive leave for a year.