Mark Kleinman is Sky News’ City Editor and the London Press Club Business Journalist of the Year for 2011. He was previously City Editor of The Sunday Telegraph, before that he reported from Hong Kong on Asia's evolving role in the global economy for the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph.

Mark made his name as the mergers and acquisitions correspondent for The Sunday Times, where he broke a string of exclusive stories about major takeover deals.

Since joining Sky News in 2009, Mark has broken a series of agenda-setting stories. His biggest scoops include the takeover of Harrods by the Qatari royal family, news of Tony Hayward’s resignation as chief executive of BP following the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and the takeovers of Premier League football clubs Arsenal and Liverpool. Mark has also led the way with exclusive stories about the overhaul of Britain’s banking industry in the wake of the financial crisis. In September 2011, he obtained a leaked copy of the Government-commissioned Independent Commission on Banking’s report on industry reform, forcing its earlier-than-planned publication.

In 2010, Mark was shortlisted in the Specialist Journalist category at the RTS Television Journalism Awards for his work in his first full year at Sky News. He gained a BA in English Literature at the University of York in 1998 and began his career as a reporter on a number of business magazines, before moving to the Sunday Express in 2004. In 2006, while working for The Sunday Times, Mark won ‘Best Scoop’ at the Business Journalist of the Year Awards for his story about the takeover of P&O, the British ports and ferries operator.

Since joining Sky News, Mark has interviewed many of Britain’s most important business figures, including the chief executives of Lloyds Banking Group, Royal Bank of Scotland and Tesco.

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Articles by Mark Kleinman

  1. Key Investor Empties Trolley Of Tesco Shares

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News has learnt that David Herro, a fund manager at Chicago-based Harris Associates, sold just under 1% of Tesco - worth around £140m at Friday's closing share price - in the days leading up ...

  2. Johnson Quits Metro Bank Over Time Demands

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News has learnt that Luke Johnson, who made a fortune from building the PizzaExpress chain and now invests in dozens of companies, has stepped down as a non-executive director of Britain's first ...

  3. Profit Fall Points To Scale Of Tesco Chief’s Task

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. First, the positive spin. A 4.6% fall in UK like-for-like sales was - astonishingly - better than many analysts had forecast, while a £937m group trading profit was substantially higher than the City expected. But ...

  4. Lloyds To Cut 9,000 Jobs In Three-Year Plan

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News has learnt that Lloyds will disclose plans for the cuts, which will take place over a three-year period ending in December 2017, alongside its third-quarter results next Tuesday. The numbers are still ...

  5. Tesco Yet To Hand Finance Chief £1m Payoff

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News has learnt that Tesco is still to make a "termination payment" of £970,800 to Laurie McIlwee, who resigned as the company's chief financial officer in April amid a strained relationship ...

  6. Tesco Tapped Up For Fresh Asian Website Funds

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News has learnt that Tesco has been asked to stump up in the region of $125m (£77.4m) in order to maintain a 25% stake in Lazada, which sells non-food products to consumers ...

  7. Ministers Risk Controversy With NHS Sale Plan

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News has learnt that the Department of Health (DoH) has appointed Deloitte, the accountancy firm, to review options for NHS Professionals, the state-owned staffing agency. A formal decision to sell NHS Professionals, which ...

  8. Tesco Profit Shortfall 'Better Than Feared'

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News understands that the supermarket chain plans to announce alongside its first-half results on Thursday that it had previously overstated earnings by between £200m and £250m. The final figure was likely to be ...

  9. UK Banks To Take Forex Fines Hit Within Weeks

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Sky News has learned that Barclays, HSBC and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) are all preparing to allocate substantial provisions ahead of a prospective deal with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Insiders said that ...

  10. Virgin Money Delays Float Amid Market Chaos

    Posted by - Mark Kleinman, City Editor. Confirming a report by Sky News the bank, which is part-owned by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group, issued a statement on Friday saying that it will delay a plan to sell shares on ...

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