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Andrew Neil

Andrew Neil

Job

Publisher and broadcaster

Company

Press Holdings, BBC TV, ITP (Dubai), World Media Rights (London)

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7961 0002.

Address

292 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, SW1V

Born

21st May 1949

Album

The Beatles' Abbey Road.

Book

Read too many to choose one.

Breakfast radio show

Today.

Career history

The Economist, 1973-1983. Editor, The Sunday Times, 1983-1994. Executive chairman, Sky TV, 1988-1990. Publisher, The Scotsman, 1997-2006; The Business, 1999 to date; The Spectator and Apollo, 2004 to date; handbag.com, 2004 to date; BBC TV, 1995 to date.

Daily newspaper

The Wall Street Journal.

Everyone's saying

Pugnacious and a grafter, Neil's been a media star for almost 25 years but his greatest success remains his period as the editor of The Sunday Times in the 80s. The hypercritical media jury's still out on his reinvention as a television presenter.

Family

Brother James.

Favourite ad

No idea.

Favourite technology

My laptop.

Greatest achievement

Launching Sky TV on time.

Magazine (pleasure)

The Spectator.

Magazine (professional)

The Economist.

Most humbling experience

Launching Sky TV on time.

Most-admired entrepreneur

Rupert Murdoch.

Sunday newspaper

The Sunday Times (London and New York).

TV programme

24

Website

Drudge Report.

What car do you own

BMW Series 7, BMW Mini.

What principle defines your working life

Hard graft.


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