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Andrew Cotter

BBC sports commentator with an instantly recognisable voice, Andrew is in much demand for live events as a speaker and host.

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Andrew is an extremely popular and familiar voice in sports commentary covering a range of sports.

Andrew hails from Troon, south-west Scotland.  He graduated with an MA in French and Philosophy from Glasgow University and started his career in commercial radio, followed by Sky News and joined the BBC in 2000.

Andrew started presenting the sports bulletins on 5 Live, plus Radio 1, 2 and 4, before moving on to become a regular sports presenters on The BBC News Channel.  He is also renowned as a Golf and Rugby commentator for BBC Radio.  Events he has covered include: The Six Nations, The Ryder Cup, The US Masters, The Open, Wimbledon, The Olympics, The World Athletics Championships and The Boat Race.

In addition to his commentating, Andrew is also an excellent presenter.  He has fronted a number of BBC’s events coverage including The Dunhill Links, Rugby Special and the Women’s British Open golf.

He is also an experienced speaker, who has hosted and spoken at events for organisations including BMW, HSBC, golf’s European Tour, Barclay’s, RBS, Mastercard, Aberdeen Asset Management and Mercedes Benz.

Andrew has written for a number of golf magazines and newspapers and currently writes a monthly column for Today’s Golfer magazine.

Andrew has also become one of the BBC’s leading tennis commentators, plus the recognisable voice of the University Boat Race after its return to the BBC from ITV.  He was also chosen by the BBC to be a key member of the athletics team commentary for the World Championships in Moscow, as well as BBC TV’s coverage of The RBS 6 Nations Rugby.

Despite being predominantly known for his work as one of the main commentators with the BBC,  Andrew also works with other broadcasters – such as commentating, on Channel 4’s award-winning paralympics coverage, plus working at various times for ESPN, Sky and Eurosport.

Andrew is witty and erudite both on camera and live at conferences and brings his sense of professional and humour to all of his endeavours.

“Andrew has the ability to provide commentary which can be either very humorous or wonderfully dramatic depending on the situation” Colin Montgomerie


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