Rachel Sylvester

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Rachel Mynfreda Sylvester (born 1969) is a British political journalist who writes for The Times.

Education and career

Sylvester was educated at South Hampstead High School, an independent school for girls in Hampstead in North West London, followed by Somerville College at the University of Oxford.[1]

Sylvester joined the The Daily Telegraph newspaper in 1992. In 1998, she left for a one-year stint as the political editor of the Independent on Sunday newspaper.[citation needed] She returned to the Telegraph in 1999 as assistant political editor, a position she held until 2008.[1]

Sylvester joined The Times newspaper in June 2008, where she writes a weekly political column.[2] She was named 2015's Political Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards.[3]

Personal life

Sylvester has two sons (born in 2004 and 2006) by her husband, Patrick Wintour, the Political Editor of The Guardian since 2006, whom she married in 2002 in north London.[citation needed]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Ms Rachel Sylvester Authorised Biography". Debrett's People of Today. Retrieved 2016-05-15.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Brook, Stephen (2008-04-25). "Telegraph columnist Rachel Sylvester joins Times". the Guardian. Retrieved 2016-05-15.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "2015 British Press Award Winners". British Press Awards website. Society of Editors. Retrieved 2016-05-01.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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