A host who joined LBC in 2018 named Eddie Mair said that he would step down from his presenting position in August of this year.
Eddie started his journalism career at Radio Tay in Dundee, where he also presented the morning show, numerous phone-ins, and newscasts. He was the host of Newsnight on BBC Two for twenty years, as well as PM on Radio 4.
After Andrew Marr suffered a stroke, Mair took over as host of Newsnight, The One Show, and most famously, The Andrew Marr Show.
Eddie Mair is departing LBC after announcing his retirement.
Eddie Mair, one of the most well-known radio hosts in Britain, claimed that COVID caused him to “rethink” his way of living. Mair has made it clear that one of his goals for his retirement is to spend more time with his family.
In 1987, Mair was employed by the BBC as a sub-editor for Radio Scotland. He then hosted Good Morning Scotland, Reporting Scotland, and Eddie Mair Live during Radio Scotland’s mid-morning time period.
He served as the host of the BBC/PRI show The World from 1996 until 2000. In 2018, Mair relocated to LBC and replaced Iain Dale as the BBC’s drivetime host.
From episode one to episode 48, Mair served as the podcast’s first host. As of May 2021, the podcast was still covering the investigation into the fire that destroyed London’s iconic Grenfell Tower.
Mair quit hosting this podcast as of episode 49.
How wealthy is Eddie Mair according to his earnings and net worth?
Eddie Mair makes between $350,000 and $400,000 annually, according to reports. His estimated net worth is $3 million for 2022.
The BBC paid Mair between £300,000 and £350,000 during the 2016–17 fiscal year. He reportedly refused to take a pay reduction as part of the gender equity adjustments made by the BBC in 2017 and 2018, according to The Guardian.
Mair stated on July 1 that he would leave the BBC and host his last PM show on August 17. The following day, news of Mair’s joining LBC became public; his first show for the network would debut in September 2018.
On August 8, 2018, Mair did host his final PM show, albeit not stating it during the broadcast.
What was left for Eddie Mair to do?
Mair won the news journalist category at the 2005 Sony Radio Academy Awards. He was also nominated for two Sony Awards for his work on Midday with Mair on 5 Live and won one each for Best Breakfast Show and Speech Broadcaster of the Year.
In 2012, Eddie received a Gold award from the Sony Radio Academy Awards for his interview with Julie Nicholson, who lost her daughter Jenny in the July 7, 2005, London bombings. The same year, the PM program received a Gold award for its coverage of Hosni Mubarak’s resignation as president of Egypt.
A Radio Times poll from 2005 named Mair as the fifth most significant figure in British radio, while The Independent on Sunday’s 2013 Pink List ranked him as the 28th most well-known LGBT person.