Jay Rayner wife Pat Gordon Smith is Commissioning Editor at UCL Press. Jay and Pat have two sons named Eddie and Dan Rayner.
The English journalist and food critic has appeared in Top Chef Masters, We Need Answer, and Rob and Romesh Vs. He has also appeared as a guest judge on the YK episode of The Final Table, season 1.
He was born on September 14, 1966, and was raised in harrow. He has completed his degree from the University of Leed in politics.
After graduation, Rayner worked as a freelance journalist for The Observer and The Independent on Sunday. He has also hosted the Out to Luch podcast, where he interviewed many celebrity guests.
The journalist won the Critic of the Year award in British Press Awards in 2006. In 2011, he was awarded the Beard of the Year by the Beard Liberation Front.
Jay Family With His Wife And Two Children
Jay Rayner family includes his wife Pat Gordon Smith and two sons, Eddie Rayner and Dan Rayner. They belong to Jewish.
Pat is a commissioning Editor for academic books with an interdisciplinary portfolio that includes research in Archaeology, Education, History, Museum Studies, and Social Sciences at UCL Press.
According to her Linkedin, she has completed her bachelor’s degree from the Univeristy of lead in English and History. Later she enrolled for PGCE, English, and drama at the same univeristy and passed out in 1987.
After completing her bachelor’s degree, she worked as a Teacher of English and Drama at Woodkirt High School. In 1989, she joined Harper Collins Publisher as a commissioning editor and worked for 2 years.
Pat has also worked as Copy Editor and Proofreader. She copy-edited and proofread academic and professional texts from various subjects and disciplines.
In 1993, the writer joined Cassell Publisher Limited as a commissioning editor.
Smith has also served as an editor and project manager. She edited academic and professional books and other publications, mainly in Education and Children’s Rights (and texts on Engineering, Social Work, History, Politics, and Economics).
Gordon’s other jobs include Editor and Publication Manager at National Early Years Network. She edited the award-winning quarterly professional journal, Co-ordinate, and a wide selection of policy briefings, newsletters, leaflets, and professional and academic books.
After decades of her bachelor’s degree, she joined UCL’s Facility of Education and Society for her master’s degree in the sociology of childhood and children’s right in 2005. In 2010, she received her doctorate in Sociology of youth from the same univeristy.
While continuing her studies, she worked as a freelancer, editor, and writer for 11 years. In 2014, after her Ph.D., she joined UCL Press as a commission editor.
The commissioner has been working for the company for about 9 years and is responsible for commissioning half the Press’s books.
Pat has years of experience in commissioning, academic publishing, open access, education, editing, publishing, and writing.
The editor is active on Facebook, which she joined in 2008.
Jay and Pat married in 1987 in a private ceremony. They have been married for more than 25 years and are parents of two children.
Jay Brother Adam Is Into Tech Along With Being A Editor
Jay Rayner brother Adam Rayner is the UK’s leading expert in extreme audio. Adam is the elder sibling of Jay.
According to his Facebook profile, Adam is also an editor at Slingshot World. He currently resides in Warford, North of London, with his family.
Adam has his own Tech website, where people can find three thousand awesomely searchable articles and videos from over a decade of the Golden Era of Car Audio.
Adam was also the production manager for Acoustic Energy loudspeakers. The journalist moved to car audio as a natural progression. He worked with StreetWires, Altec Lansing, Cerwin-Vega, HiFonics, and Earthquake of San Francisco.
Rayner worked seven years in the same job for Fast Car and ten years as an online editor. He is on the BBC’s ‘pundit list’ as a motoring Journalist and will pop up on local and national radio from time to time.
His Twitter bio says, “The UK’s leading expert in extreme audio, from Home Cinema to Car HiFi. Mad keen motoring & angling journalist, gave good radio and was the 1st Rayner foodie!!”
His Sister Amanda Is The Founder Of Amanda Rayner Images
Jay Rayner sister Amanda Rayner is a businesswoman who has owned Amanda Rayner Images for 30 years.
She has completed her primary education at Bryon Court Primary and attended Habersadher’s Askes School for Girls for her A Level.
She founded the ‘Focus’ debating and social politics speaking club in high school. She won South East England English Speaking Univon completion in 1978 and was a National bronze winner.
In 1979, Amanda joined Chelsea School of Art, London University, for a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design. She did a 3-year graphic design course, including design, photography, typography, print, illustration, and supporting written art history.
After 10 years of work in different places, she finally started her own company in 1992 and named it Amanda Rayner Images.
The entrepreneur is a multiple award-winning event manager with 30 years in the industry. She has organized large and small events, including community activities such as the Shepherd’s Bush Green Festival and town-wide activities.
In 2019, Amanda was shortlisted for two categories at The Heropreneurs Awards.