Rob Burley

Experienced current affairs editor

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Previously editor of BBC Breakfast, Question Time, This Week, Newsnight & The Andrew Marr Show
Now editor at Sky News, Beth Rigby interviews
Author of Why Is This Lying Bastard Lying To Me? 25 Years of Searching for the Truth On Political TV, published May 2023

Rob Burley first worked in political television as editor of ITV’s Jonathan Dimbleby in 2004 before moving to the BBC where his credits include BBC BreakfastQuestion TimeThis Week and Newsnight. His first book, Why Is This Lying Bastard Lying to Me?, is a deliciously irreverent and humorous insider account of 25 years working at the very top of British political television. It’s published by Mudlark Books, an imprint of HarperCollins.

In 2015 he became editor of The Andrew Marr Show and he was in charge of the BBC political programmes department from 2018 to 2021.

He moved to Global as executive editor of LBC’s Andrew Marr Tonight in 2022, and then to Sky News as editor for Beth Rigby’s interviews.

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