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Biography: Andrew Neil

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Andrew Neil is a publisher, broadcaster and company chairman, widely recognized as a BBC news anchor.  He was awarded the Journalist of the Year accolade in 2013.
He currently presents three editions of the Daily Politics on BBC2 every week as well as the Sunday Politics on BBC1 and the award-winning This Week. He also anchors Politics Europe, and previously presented Straight Talk with Andrew Neil on the BBC News Channel.

Andrew worked for The Economist as House of Commons lobby correspondent in London; White House correspondent in Washington DC and Wall Street correspondent in New York – and was made British Editor of the paper in 1982.

Upon leaving The Economist, Andrew became Editor of the prestigious and influential Sunday Times of London, which he turned into the undisputed multi-section market leader, renowned for its investigative journalism.

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While still editing The Sunday Times he served as Executive Chairman of Sky Television, which he launched in 1989 as Britain’s first multi-channel satellite TV platform. It is now a £15bn company.

Formerly a member of the International Advisory Board of Al Jazeera, and Publisher of The Scotsman Group of newspapers, Andrew has lectured on politics, economics, international relations, business and the digital revolution to some of the most important companies in the world.

Andrew’s autobiography “Full Disclosure” was published in 1996, in which he spoke candidly about his Sunday Times and Sky TV years. The book was serialized in Vanity Fair in the US and the Daily Mail in the UK.

Andrew is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts and holds several honorary degrees. In 1999 he was elected Lord Rector of the University of St Andrews, and was awarded Journalist of the Year in 2013 by the prestigious British Political Studies Association.

Andrew is currently Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Press Holdings Media Group, publishers of The Spectator, Spectator Australia and Apollo, the world-renowned art magazine; Chairman of ITP, the biggest magazine publisher in the Gulf; Chairman and joint owner of World Media Rights, which produces factual and historical shows for TV channels across the globe.

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