The voice of sport, Andrew Cotter is a well loved sports commentator, writer and host, who has appeared on every major media outlet. From rugby to football, tennis to golf, there are few sports that Cotter isn’t a leading broadcaster on, and his reputation and industry experience speak for itself. At events, Cotter can bring the same variety as seen in his career, to be acompletely versatile addition, whether you require an entertaining after dinner speech, expert host or knowledgable facilitator, Cotter will not disappoint.
Best known for his twenty year affiliation with the BBC, Cotter has become recognised as the voice of sport thanks to his expert commentary across golf, rugby, tennis and athletics. Alongside his regular appearances as the main broadcaster for BBC’s Wimbledon,The Heineken Cup and the US Open, amongst other sporting occasions, Cotter has also proven his popularity and skills as he was chosen to cover the three Olympic Games and in 2016 was selected to provide the running commentary for the Rio Olympics opening and closing ceremony. As a stand out expert on all manner of sport, Cotter has regularly featured columns in major publications, including Today’s Golfer Magazine.
Invested in sport from a young age, Cotter played golf at both Scottish Schools and Scottish Universities level before embarking on a broadcasting career after he completed university. Getting his start in the media at Scot FM in Edinburgh, he began broadcasting at the commercial station in 1997, before making the move to London in 2000 to work for the BBC. In his earliest years at the BBC, Cotter could be heard predominantly on BBC Radio 5 Live, but also across the spectrum of channels commentating on rugby and gold events like The Masters and The Six Nations.
Currently, Cotter is continuing to share his knowledge and remains the best known sports commentator on the BBC, covering events such as the Ryder Cup, Davis Cup and the Commonwealth Games. In addition, Cotter has risen his profile as an event host, bringing his distinctive commentating voice to live events across the country. Working with a range of clients from global brands like Mastercard and Mercedes Benz to more niche areas including Scottish Tourism and The Scottish Rugby Union, Cotter is revered on the circuit for sharp wit and professionalism at events.