Olga Romanova

Olga Romanova

Journalist, human rights activist

Born in 1966.

1988 — Graduated from the Financial and Economic Department of the Moscow Financial Institute.

1989–1991 — Journalist for the IMA-Press news agency.

1991–1994 — Romanova worked as a Moscow correspondent for the Institutional Investor Magazine.

1994–1997 — Economy commentator in the newspaper “Today” (Сегодня).

1997–1999 — co-author and a host of analytic TV program “In Reality” (На самом деле) on the TV-Center Channel (ТВ Центр). Editor of the program “Big Money” (Большие деньги) on the NTV (НТВ) Channel.

1999–2002 — author of a weekly column in the newspaper “Vedomosti” (Ведомости), author and co-owner of a weekly magazine “FAS” (ФАС).

1999–2005 — host of the analytic TV program “24 with Olga Romanova” on Ren-TV.

2004 — Romanova was nominated for a “TEFI” award in “Best News Program Anchor” category, and her show “24 with Olga Romanova” received the award for “Best Information and Analytical Program”.

Since 2005 — host of “Echonomics” (Эхономика), “Big Watch” (Большой Дозор), and “Special Opinion” (Особое Мнение) on Echo of Moscow.

2007–2008 — editor of the Economics department of The New Times.

2007–2008 — chief editor of the BusinessWeek magazine, Moscow.

2009–2010 — chief editor, contributor to Slon.ru.

Since 2007 — Professor at the Faculty of Media Communications, Department of Journalism at the National Research university — Higher School of Economics.

2008 — following the arrest and imprisonment of her husband, Aleksey Kozlov, Romanova published his jail diary in her blog. In 2010 Romanova turned it into a book “Butyrka” (Бутырка).

2011–2016 — Head of the School of Journalism at the Department of Media Communications of the Higher School of Economics.

Author of the book “Butyrka” (M: AST, 2010) and director of the civil rights organization Jailed Russia.

Lives in Moscow.