Robin Oakley is a British television journalist and political commentator. He is a member of the CNN International network. His career began in the newspaper business. From 1982 to 2000, he served as the European Political Editor of the network. He attended Oxford and Wellington College and was a Crossbencher columnist for the Sunday Express. From 1992 to 2000, he was the political editor of The Times. Afterwards, he became the Political Editor of CNN.
Born on 20 August 1941, Robin Francis Leigh Oakley is a British journalist. He began his career as a reporter at the Liverpool Daily Post, where he later became the political editor. From 1981 to 1992, he worked as an assistant editor at the Daily Mail and was a crossbencher columnist for the Sunday Express. He also worked as a political correspondent for The Times, and in 1992, he became the European Political Editor of the network. From 1992 until his retirement, he was a political editor at CNN International. During that time, he continued to work as a reporter and was also a writer for several books. One of his books, Valley of the Racehorses, is about a year of his life in Lambourn, Berkshire.
Before joining CNN, Robin Oakley served as a sportswriter for The Spectator, and was the political editor for The Sunday Express. He worked at the newspaper for five years and then joined The Observer. He later became a sports journalist for The Times. In 1994, he joined the BBC as a political editor, and remained there until his retirement in 2008. Before joining CNN, he wrote several books about horse racing, including Inside Track.