Andrew Marr (born 31 july 1959) works as a British journalist and political commentator. He edited The Independent until May 1998 and was political editor for the BBC from 2000 to May 2005.
Andrew Marr was born in Glasgow, educated at the High School of Dundee, Craigflower School and Loretto School in Musselburgh. He went on to read English at Trinity Hall, Cambridge.
Andrew joined The Scotsman as a junior business reporter in 1981. He went on to become a parliamentary correspondent in 1984 and then a political correspondent in 1986.
He wrote as a columnist for The Daily Express, The Observer, and The Economist before gaining appointment as BBC political editor in May 2000. He announced his intention to stand down from that post on 12 May 2005, to take over presenting the BBC's Sunday morning news programme, currently called Breakfast with Frost (from Sir David Frost). He also hosts the BBC Radio 4 programme, Start the Week.
He was named Columnist of the Year 1995 and Columnist of the Year in British Press Awards and received the Journalist Award in the Channel 4 Political Awards of 2001.
Andrew Marr has written several books on politics and journalism.
He has appeared in the BBC Wales's production of Doctor Who as himself, in episodes 4 & 5 of Christopher Ecclestone's series.