He said: “Coming to Global gives me a new freedom – to do fast-paced, very regular political journalism on LBC with no filter, in entirely my own voice. On Classic FM, I’ll be exploring my love of classical music, and culture generally, with some surprising guests. I feel I’m joining a young, hungrily ambitious and exciting company and I can’t wait to get stuck in.”
Ashley Tabor-King OBE, the founder and executive president of Global, said: “Andrew is one of the finest and most respected broadcasters and journalists of our time and we are honoured to welcome him to the Global family, especially at a moment when we are celebrating record audience figures.”
Marr began his journalism career as a political commentator, and then went on to become the editor of The Independent from 1996 to 1998 and the political editor of BBC News from 2000 to 2005.
Also a prolific author, Marr has written history books including A History of the World and A History of Modern Britain. A number of his books have been released alongside documentaries on BBC Two.
Marr suffered a stroke in January 2013 and remained in hospital for two months, before returning to present The Andrew Marr Show in September 2013.
He lives in north London with his wife Jackie Ashley, a political journalist and broadcaster.