Inside Story: Married to the job

Along with weddings and university, the workplace is the most likely place where we will meet our future partners. So it's no surprise that the media landscape is thickly covered with power couples, whose personal synergy is matched by their mutually advantageous professions. Here we list the leading pairs - and a few who are no longer media partners
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Charles Saatchi collector and founder of ad agency M & C Saatchi & Nigella Lawson TV presenter

Sarah Raven presenter BBC Gardeners' World & Adam Nicolson Daily Telegraph columnist and author

Neil Dawson advertising executive at TBWA & Judy Mitchem advertising executive at Lowe

Elisabeth Murdoch independent TV producer & Matthew Freud chairman of Freud Communications

Rachel Johnson, Daily Telegraph columnist & Ivo Dawnay, PR and media consultant

Charlie Parsons & Lord Alli, founders of Planet 24 TV

Georgina Capel, literary agent & Anthony Cheetham, publisher, former CEO of Random Century and Orion

Rebecca Nicolson, publisher Short Book Company & Tom Baldwin, political correspondent of The Times

James Le Fanu, Daily Telegraph medical correspondent & Juliet Annan, publisher, Fig Tree Books

Christine Costello, chief executive Scottish Media Group - Out of Home & Alan Jackson, Times journalist

Marie Oldham, joint MD Media Planning Group & Andrew Oldham, joint MD Viacom outdoor

Kirsty Wark, presenter Newsnight & Alan Clements, independent TV producer

Muriel Gray, TV presenter and Sunday Herald columnist & Hamish Barber, independent TV producer

David Goodhart, editor of Prospect & Lucy Kellaway, Financial Times columnist

Sarah Miller, editor of Condé Nast Traveller & Deyan Sudjic, architecture critic of The Observer

Louise Chunn, editor InStyle & Anthony Andrew, Observer columnist

Sue Summers, film producer and journalist & Philip Norman, author and journalist

Charlie Burgess, managing editor of The Independent & Anne Spackman, managing editor of The Times

Vicki Woods, Telegraph columnist & Frank Walker, Mirror Group executive

Stephen Quinn, publisher of Vogue & Kimberley Quinn, publisher of The Spectator

Henry Porter, Vanity Fair contributing editor and novelist & Liz Elliott

Jancis Robinson, wine writer for The Financial Times & Nick Lander, food writer for The Financial Times

Rowan Pelling, sex columnist in the Independent on Sunday and The Mail on Sunday & Angus McKinnon, freelance journalist

Caroline Michel, managing director of William Morris Agency & Lord Evans, former publisher and chairman of the Arts Council

Matthew D'Ancona, deputy editor of the Sunday Telegraph & Sarah Schaefer, former political journalist and director, Europe Program, Foreign Policy Centre

Jonathan Powell, Tony Blair's Chief of Staff & Sarah Helm, author and journalist

Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times columnist & Christina Appleyard, Mail on Sunday executive

India Knight, novelist and journalist & Andrew O'Hagan, novelist and journalist

Tom Bower, journalist and biographer & Veronica Wadley, editor of Evening Standard

John Preston, TV reviewer for Sunday Telegraph & Susannah Gross, literary editor of Mail on Sunday

Sarah Sands, editor of Sunday Telegraph & Kim Fletcher, editorial director Telegraph Group

Anthony Lane, film critic of the New Yorker & Allison Pearson, columnist in the Evening Standard

Sue Douglas, president of new business at Condé Nast & Niall Ferguson, historian, TV presenter and columnist

Will Self, novelist and journalist & Deborah Orr, Independent columnist

Ben McIntyre, Times columnist & Kate Muir, Times columnist

Jon Ronson, comedian and TV presenter & Elaine Patterson, arts editor of Metro

Simon Kelner, editor of The Independent & Sally Ann Lasson, cartoonist

Matthew Norman, Independent columnist & Rebecca Tyrell, Sunday Telegraph columnist

Andrew Marr, host of Sunday AM & Jackie Ashley, Guardian columnist

Ian McEwan, novelist and journalist & Annalena McAfee, editor Guardian Review

Anne McElvoy, deputy editor of the Evening Standard & Martin Ivens, deputy editor of The Sunday Times

Derek Morris, vice-chairman Zenith Optimedia & Tracey Reid, HR director, Capital Radio

Sarah Kennedy, associate editor of Marie Claire & Duncan Edwards, CEO of National Magazines

Claudia Winkleman, TV presenter & Kris Thykier, vice-chairman of Freud Communications

AA. Gill, TV reviewer of the Sunday Times & Nicola Formby, model and editor-at-large for Tatler

Lucinda Chambers, fashion director of Vogue & Simon Crowe, BBC radio producer

Gary Farrow, CEO of PR firm The Corporation & Jane Moore, Sun columnist

Conrad Black, former owner of the Telegraph Group & Barbara Amiel, columnist

Camilla Rhodes, head of News International magazines division & Clive Milner, managing director of Times Newspapers


Francis Wheen, deputy editor of Private Eye & Joan Smith, Independent on Sunday columnist

Bel Mooney, Times agony aunt & Jonathan Dimbleby, TV presenter

Josceline Dimbleby, cookery writer & David Dimbleby, TV presenter

Julie Burchill, author and Times columnist & Tony Parsons, author and Mirror columnist

Alexandra Shulman, editor of Vogue & Paul Spike, author and journalist

Maureen Freely, freelance journalist & Paul Spike, author and journalist

Catherine Bennett, Guardian colunmist & David Sexton, Evening Standard books editor

Charlie Wilson, former MD of Mirror Group & Sally O'Sullivan, Editorial Director, Highbury House Communications plc.

Charlie Wilson, former MD of Mirror Group & Anne Robinson, TV presenter