Daisy McAndrew‘s Biography
Daisy McAndrew is a freelance TV presenter, reporter and writer who will be anchoring all London Live coverage of the London mayoral elections.
She left ITV News to go freelance in December 2012 after a very successful seven years during which time she was their most senior female reporter, having been Chief Political Correspondent, Economics Editor and Special Correspondent.
Before joining ITV she presented (as Daisy Sampson) the BBC’s Daily Politics and was BBC Breakfast News’ Political Correspondent.
She has also presented her own drive time show on LBC Radio and has presented Channel 4’s Powerhouse, the BBC’s Heaven and Earth Show and BBC Weekend News. She also presented TV on Trial in 2005 with John Sergeant.
Daisy has appeared regularly on Have I Got News for You?, The Wright Stuff, Loose Women and Despatch Box as well as many Radio5 Live programmes.
Before moving into broadcasting in 2001 she spent a decade working in Westminster, starting off as a 19-year-old MP’s researcher before writing for many newspapers from the Press Gallery, profiling MPs in The House Magazine – which she ultimately edited – as well as working for Lib Dem Leader Charles Kennedy as his Press Secretary.
She was a consultant on the BBC’s A-Z of Politics and edited The Politics Companion, published by Chrysalis books.
Daisy’s interests include all aspects of business and political life, parliament, social affairs, the economy and business. However, she also has a wide range of other interests which she writes about and comments on ranging from all aspects of family life and children’s issues to penal reform, dogs and horses, motorbikes, interior design, party and planning and juggling life as a busy, working Mum.
Daisy supports many charities. She is a Board Member of Internews – a global charity that empowers local media to make the news where there is no 4th Estate. She is also a supporter and mentor for Only Connect – a criminal justice charity getting kids out of crime and into work.