Andrew Neil Biography
Andrew Neil born Andrew Ferguson Neil, is a British journalist and broadcaster. He was born on 21 May 1949 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. He grew up in the Glenburn area.
He attended the local Lancraigs Primary School. At 11, Neil passed his 11-plus examinations and obtained entrance to the then-selective Paisley Grammar School. Neil attended the University of Glasgow.
At the University of Glasgow, he edited the student newspaper, the Glasgow University Guardian, and dabbled in student television. He was a member of the Dialectic Society, the Conservative Club and participated in Glasgow University Union inter-varsity debates. In 1971, he was chairman of the Federation of Conservative Students. He graduated in 1971, gaining an MA with honours in political economy and political science.
After his graduation, Neil briefly worked as a sports correspondent for local newspaper, the Paisley Daily Express, before working for the Conservative Party as a research assistant. In 1973, he joined The Economist as a correspondent and was later promoted as editor of the publication’s section on Britain.
During his career, Neil has been House of Commons lobby correspondent in London, White House correspondent in Washington DC and Wall Street correspondent in New York – all for The Economist. He was made British Editor of The Economist in 1982.
The following year he left The Economist, to become Editor of The Sunday Times of London, one of the world’s most prestigious and influential newspapers. Over the next 11 years he turned it into the undisputed multi-section market leader, renowned for its investigative journalism and scoops.
While still editing The Sunday Times he also served as Executive Chairman of Sky Television, which he launched as Britain’s first multi-channel satellite TV platform. He created Sky News and brought The Simpsons to British screens.
Until recently he was a member of the International Advisory Board of Al Jazeera, the international news channel based in Doha, Qatar; and Publisher of The Scotsman Group of newspapers in Edinburgh for 10 years.
He currently holds various roles: he is Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Press Holdings Media Group, publishers of The Spectator, Spectator Australia and Apollo, the world-renowned art magazine. He is also Chairman of ITP and Chairman and joint owner of World Media Rights.
In addition to his business responsibilities, Andrew is a well-known anchorman on BBC TV. He currently presents three editions of the Daily Politics on BBC2 every week as well as the award-winning This Week on BBC1 every Thursday night. He also anchors Politics Europe, which is broadcast on BBC2, BBC News Channel and BBC World.
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He was named Journalist of the Year 2013 by Britain’s prestigious Political Studies Association and one of the 500 most influential people in the UK by Debrett’s in 2015.
In March 2015 The Times said “the ultimate test for assessing whether a party leader was fit to be Prime Minister is to put them in front of Andrew Neil for 40 minutes, the most forensic interviewer in broadcasting.”
Andrew Neil Age
He was born on 21 May 1949 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. He grew up in the Glenburn area. His father was an electrician and member of the Territorial Army, and his mother worked in the local cotton mills.
Andrew Neil Wife
Neil married Susan Nilsson, a civil and structural engineer on 8 August 2015. Nilsson is currently Director of Communications of engineering and environmental consultancy Waterman Group Plc.
Andrew Neil Wedding
Neil married Susan Nilsson secretly in the South of France in a private ceremony in front of their family and friends including Deal Or No Deal presenter Noel Edmonds and his wife, Elizabeth Davies. Andrew took the his wedding news to Twitter:
Secret is out! So thought y’all might like a picture! Married Magonosc, Grasse, August 8th to the Swedish Engineer pic.twitter.com/FWBrxMQSxo
— Andrew Neil (@afneil) August 15, 2015
Andrew Neil Children
He has no children of his own. He had 14 godchildren by 2006.
Andrew Neil Salary
Neil salary is in the £200,000-£249,999 bracket.
Andrew Neil Net Worth
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Andrew Neil Twitter
Trump tweet as Juncker arrives in DC: “I have an idea … Both US and EU. Drop all Tariffs, Barriers and Subsidies! That would finally be called Free Market and Fair Trade! Hope they do it, we are ready — but they won’t!” Truth is, neither Trump nor Juncker could deliver this.
— Andrew Neil (@afneil) July 25, 2018