Rob Cox helped found Breakingviews.com in 2000 in London. From 2004 he spearheaded the publication’s expansion in the United States and edited daily Breakingviews columns in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Rob has worked as a financial journalist in London, Milan, New York, Washington, Chicago and Tokyo. Rob was named Global Editor of Breakingviews in December 2012, three years after it was acquired by Thomson Reuters. Rob frequently appears on CNBC and has written op-eds on a variety of subjects for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BuzzFeed, USA Today, The Globe and Mail, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, la Repubblica, Sunday Telegraph and other publications.
Rob graduated from Columbia University’s Journalism School and the University of Vermont, which gave him its Alumni Achievement Award in 2014 for his work on gun violence prevention. After the shooting in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in his hometown of Newtown, Connecticut, Rob co-founded Sandy Hook Promise with fellow members of the community and some of the victims’ families. In his spare time, Rob plays ice hockey, runs slowly and skis aggressively.