Josh Spero is a commissioning editor at the Financial Times in the Special Reports department (as of 4 January 2016), having been editor of Spear’s magazine from 2010-15 and Tatler‘s art critic since 2012. He is also the author of Second-Hand Stories (Unbound, 2015), a book about his second-hand Classics books and the people who owned them before him.
Before the FT, he was at Spear’s and The Independent and has written for publications including The Guardian, The Times, the Sunday Times, The Economist and the New Statesman.
He was a co-founder of theartsdesk.com, Britain’s first critic-run arts review website.
He has appeared on BBC Radio 4, the BBC World Service, CNBC, LBC 97.3 and radio and TV stations around the world to talk about everything from finance to art.