Scottish broadcaster on national BBC, Eddie Mair, is a popular host of BBC Radio 4’s daily news magazine PM, The radio 4 Saturday's iPM and NewsPod. He is the winner of Sony Radio Academy Awards in 2005 and was listed 28th most influential LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) person in The Independent on Sunday’s Pink List in the year 2013.
Early Life and Career
Eddie Mair was born on 12th November 1965, in the city of Dundee, Scotland. His father was a lorry driver, whereas, his mother was a nurse. He holds British Nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.
He attended Whitfield High School in the Dundee housing scheme, Whitefield. From school days, his amateur broadcasting career is reported to have started by using the public address system. Later, he dropped out of University to present on Radio Tay, a local Dundee station.
Eddie started his career professionally joining BBC, as a sub-editor for the Radio Scotland, in 1987. After that, he hosted the weekly leisure and travel program named, Breakaways on BBC Radio 4. From 1996-2000, he presented the BBC/PRI program The World, a US public radio news magazine.
Eddie hosted the weekly current affairs program Broadcasting House until 2003 and later, handed over the program to Fi Glover. Then, he developed his trademark style of mix serious journalism with funny and ironic commentary both in Broadcasting House and iPM.
Later, he became the presenter of Any Question and also conducted a crucial interview with London's Mayor Boris Johnson. He also presented News night on BBC Two and The 7 O’Clock New on BBC Three too.
Moreover, Eddie is the original host of the 2003 BBC Two series Time Commanders, a technological game show and has guest presented four edition of the One Show with Alex Jone, a Welsh television presenter on BBC One.
Being one of the successful national BBC radio and television host, he won News Journalist award at the Sony Radio Academy Awards in 2005.
Apart from this, he has won many awards like Sony Radio Academy Awards, Sony Award for Speech Broadcaster of the Year, Best Breakfast Show, Gold Award at the Sony Radio Academy Awards for his interview with Julie Nicholson.
He was also listed fifth most powerful person in British radio in a 2005 poll in the Radio Times and 28th most influential LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) person in The Independent on Sunday’s Pink List 2013.
Eddie is dating Paul Kerley, a journalist, since 2013. The partners are living together in Harrow, North-West London.
According to the sources, the couple has broken up but till now, the duo has not confirmed about it.
Once, he had a marriage proposal by Valerie Singleton, an English television and radio presenter of BBC Radio 4 PM, on 29th February 2016. In the same spirit of gentle humor, he promised to think about it and give her an answer in 2020.
According to the sources, Eddie has estimated salary in between $350,000-$400,000. Altogether, he has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
Eddie Mair Affair(s)
First Affair to Paul Kerley
Eddie Mair is in a love relationship with Paul Kerley. He is also a journalist working for BBC online, in Harrow, New-West London. The couple starts dating from 2013, and still together in a strong relationship.