Nicholas Lloyd

Sir Nicholas Markley Lloyd (born 9 June 1942)[1] is a former British newspaper editor and broadcaster.[2]

Nicholas Lloyd
Nicholas Markley Lloyd

(1942-06-09) 9 June 1942
EducationBedford Modern School
Alma mater
OccupationNewspaper editor, broadcaster
Eve Pollard (m. 1979)

Early life

Nicholas Markley Lloyd was born on 9 June 1942, the son of Walter and Sybil Lloyd.[3] He was educated at Bedford Modern School,[4] St Edmund Hall, Oxford, and Harvard.[2][3][5]


Lloyd started his career as a reporter at the Daily Mail in 1964.[3] He was made Education Correspondent at The Sunday Times in 1966 and was made its Deputy News Editor in 1968.[3] In 1970 he moved to The Sun where he was made News Editor and, in 1972, became Assistant Editor at the News of the World.[3]

In 1976, Lloyd returned to The Sun where he was made Assistant Editor before joining the Sunday Mirror in 1980 as Deputy Editor.[3] Lloyd edited the Sunday People from 1982 to 1983, then moved to edit the News of the World for a year from 1984, and finally edited the Daily Express from 1986 to 1995.[2][6]

Lloyd received a knighthood in the 1990 Prime Minister's Resignation Honours.[2] He presented a breakfast show on LBC 97.3, a London radio station, from 1997 to 1999. Since 2010, he has been the chairman of the public relations consultancy BLJ London.

Family life

Lloyd married journalist Eve Pollard in 1979; the couple have a son, Oliver.[2] He also has three children from his previous marriage - Justin, Rachael and James Lloyd.[2] Pollard's daughter from a previous marriage, television personality Claudia Winkleman, is his step-daughter.


  1. "Birthday's today". The Telegraph. 9 June 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2014. Sir Nicholas Lloyd, Editor, Daily Express, 1986–95, 69
  2. Who's Who 2015, Published by A&C Black Limited
  3. "LLOYD, Nicholas (Markley) (born 1942), Chairman, BLJ London (formerly Brown Lloyd James), since 1997". Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  4. "Bedford Modern School of the Black And Red" by Andrew Underwood, 1981
  5. "Welcome to St Edmund Hall... - St Edmund Hall". Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  6. "Inside Story: The ex-editors' files", The Independent, 9 May 2005
Media offices
Preceded by
Deputy Editor of the Sunday Mirror
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Geoffrey Pinnington
Editor of the Sunday People
Succeeded by
Richard Stott
Preceded by
Derek Jameson
Editor of the News of the World
Succeeded by
David Montgomery
Preceded by
Larry Lamb
Editor of the Daily Express
Succeeded by
Richard Addis

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