Following the announcement of his retirement, Eddie Mair is leaving LBC; his earnings and net worth
Eddie Mair, a host who joined LBC in 2018, said that he would depart his presenting role in August of this year.
Eddie began his journalism career at Radio Tay in Dundee, where he also hosted the morning show, frequent phone-ins, and newscasts. For twenty years, he led Radio 4’s PM and also hosted other news shows, such as Newsnight on BBC Two.
Mair took over as Newsnight, The One Show, and most notably The Andrew Marr Show host after Andrew Marr had a stroke.
Following his announcement of retirement, Eddie Mair is leaving LBC.
One of the most well-known radio hosts in Britain, Eddie Mair, claimed that Covid made him “rethink” his philosophy on life. In his retirement, Mair has also highlighted his wish to spend more time with his family.
The BBC hired Mair in 1987 as a sub-editor for Radio Scotland. Then, in Radio Scotland’s mid-morning time slot, he anchored Good Morning Scotland, Reporting Scotland, and Eddie Mair Live.
From 1996 to 2000, he hosted the BBC/PRI program The World. In 2018, Mair moved to LBC and took over as the BBC’s drivetime host in place of Iain Dale.
Mair served as the podcast’s first host from episode one to episode 48, and as of May 2021, the podcast was still following the inquiry into the fire that destroyed the iconic Grenfell Tower in London.
Starting with episode 49, Mair stopped presenting this podcast.
Eddie Mair’s Earnings & Net Worth: How Wealthy Is He?
According to sources, Eddie Mair earns between $350,000 and $400,000 annually. His predicted net worth in 2022 will be $3 million.
Mair received between £300,000 and £350,000 from the BBC for the 2016–17 fiscal year. According to The Guardian, he reportedly refused to accept a wage cut as part of the gender equity adjustments made by the BBC in 2017 and 2018.
On July 1, Mair announced that he would depart the BBC and conduct his final PM show on August 17. The next day, it was made public that Mair would be joining LBC; his first program for the network will premiere in September 2018.
Mair did host his farewell PM show on August 8, 2018, despite not mentioning it during the broadcast.
What could Eddie Mair do after that?
In 2005, Mair won the Sony Radio Academy Awards’ News Journalist category. For his work on Midday with Mair on 5 Live, he was also nominated for two Sony Awards and received one each for Best Breakfast Show and Speech Broadcaster of the Year.
Eddie was given a Gold award by the Sony Radio Academy Awards in 2012 for his talk with Julie Nicholson, who lost her daughter Jenny in the London bombings on July 7, 2005. The PM program won a Gold award the same year for its coverage of Hosni Mubarak’s departure as president of Egypt.
The Independent on Sunday’s 2013 Pink List placed Mair as the 28th most well-known LGBT person, while a Radio Times poll from 2005 ranked him as the fifth most important person in British radio.