Andrea Catherwood Wedding, Husband, Children, Family, Height, Salary, Bio

By Pravash Gautam | Published On: 09 May, 2018
Andrea Catherwood Wedding, Husband, Children, Family, Height, Salary, Bio

Andrea Catherwood is a Northern Irish award-winning television presenter and journalist. The 50 years old works as a presenter for various programmes broadcasted via BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service.

Joining the industry at an early age, Andrea has sharpened her broadcasting adroitness in working for news agencies. The mother of three is married to a lawyer. 

Lawyer Husband, 2002 Wedding 

Andrea tied the knot with Gray Smith, a lawyer, in September 2002 in Ireland. The wedding took place at St Patrick’s Church of Ireland and was witnessed by their friends, family, and several media personalities including ITN newsreaders; Katie Derham and Mark Austin.

Newly Married Couple: Andrea and Gray at their wedding ceremony in 2002 (Photo: Dailyrecord)

The famous radio personality first met Gray when she was holidaying in the Cayman Islands in early 2001. The couple spent their honeymoon in South Africa.

Family Life: Three Children, Twins in 2005

Andrea and her husband welcomed their first child named Finn Harry, born on 9 February 2004. After a year, she gave birth to twin boys named Jago and Ruari, born on 24 August 2005. The twins were delivered six weeks early as they were suffering from a dangerous blood condition.

She loves to visit exotic places with her children and husband. In 2010, she went to Zurs, Austria for a holiday with her family. Moreover, in 2015, Andrea went to South Africa to spend a vacation along with her husaband and children.

Andrea enjoys vacation in Matalabas, South Africa with her husband and children in 2015 (Photo: Dailymail)

Despite her busy life and demanding professional obligations, she has been able to manage time for her family.

How Much Is Andrea’s Net Worth?

Andrea earned prominent part of her net worth from her television and radio career. She currently serves as a radio presenter for BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service. According to Payscale, the estimated average annual salary for a radio host in the United Kingdom is $34575. Given she has been active in the media business since the early 90's, she likely earns a lofty salary at BBC. Also, she is one of the many female journalists in the country who time and again have raised their voices against 'gender pay gap.'      

She started her broadcasting career as a co-presenter of a youth current affairs programme for BBC in her hometown, Belfast at the age of 16. In 1991, in her mid-twenties, she received the BBC Northern Ireland's Young Presenter of the Year award. Later, she started her journalism career as a reporter for UTV Media in 1991. She joined CNBC as a foreign correspondent and anchor in 1993 before joining ITN in 1998. She was a newscaster and foreign correspondent at ITN for eight years before joining Bloomberg in 2008 and BBC in 2012.

UTV Media


Jan 1991 to Jan 1993


Foreign Correspondent/Anchor

Jan 1993 to Jan 1998


Newscaster/Foreign Correspondent

Jan 1998 to Jan 2006



Jan 2008 to Jan 2012


Radio Presenter

Jan 2012 to Present

Catherwood is also a weekly contributor to This Morning on ITV and writes regular travel articles for The Mail on Sunday.

Short Bio

Andrea was born as Andrea Catherine Catherwood on 27 November 1967 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She was raised by her mother, Adrienne McGuil, who worked at Ulster Television from 1959 to 1969 as an announcer and newsreader.

Catherwood pursued her school education at Strathearn School in Belfast. She holds a Bachelor in Law degree from the University of Manchester. She is comparibly shorter than her husband who has a tall height.