Huw Edwards Biography
Huw Edwards is a Welsh journalist, presenter, and newsreader working for BBC News. He was born on 18 August 1961 in Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom.
His dad, Hywel Teifi Edwards, was a Plaid Cymru and Welsh Language extremist, and a creator and scholarly, who was Research Professor of Welsh-language Literature at University College, Swansea.
Edwards’ mom, Aerona Protheroe, educated at Llanelli’s Ysgol Gyfun y Strade for a very long time. He has one sister, Meinir.
He was instructed at Llanelli Boys’ Grammar School and graduated with a five-star respects degree in French from University College, Cardiff, in 1983. After his first degree, he began postgraduate work at Cardiff University in Medieval French, prior to joining the BBC.
Huw Edwards BBC News at Six
Edwards spent a short time on work experience at the commercial radio station Swansea Sound, before joining the BBC as a news trainee in 1984. In 1986 he became Parliamentary Correspondent for BBC Wales.
Between May 1999 and January 2003, Edwards presented the BBC Six O’Clock News. During this period, this was the most-watched news programme in Britain.
In January 2003, he became the main presenter of the Ten O’Clock News on BBC One, considered the corporation’s flagship news broadcast. Along with David Dimbleby, he also presents various special programmes such as the Festival of Remembrance, Trooping the Colour and the State Opening of Parliament.
He led the BBC commentary team at the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 2012 London Olympics, and 2014 Commonwealth Games.
He has presented several election specials, including coverage of the 2007 National Assembly for Wales election for BBC Wales and also the BBC coverage of the United States elections, 2008 results, and the inauguration of Barack Obama.
He was formerly Chief Political Correspondent for BBC News and spent more than 14 years reporting politics from Westminster across a range of BBC programs.
He has also presented or contributed to a range of other BBC News programs, including Breakfast News, One O’Clock News, Newsnight, and Panorama. Since April 2006, Edwards has presented the newly established BBC News at Five on the 24-hour BBC News channel.
On 29 April 2011, he presented the BBC coverage of the Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. The coverage was watched by 20 million viewers at the peak in the United Kingdom and the team won a BAFTA Award for Best Coverage of a Live Event.
In June 2012 he presented the BBC coverage of the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II. In December 2013 he led the first few hours of BBC News coverage of the death of Nelson Mandela on BBC One, BBC News Channel, and BBC World News.
In 2014 Edwards presented BBC Local Elections taking over coverage from David Dimbleby. Edwards shared the BBC’s 2015 general election and 2016 EU referendum coverage with Dimbleby.
In May 2018 he shared the presentation of the BBC coverage of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Huw Edwards Books
Here is a list of his books;
- 2014, City Mission – the Story of London’s Welsh Chapels, Y Lolfa Cyf, ISBN 1847719058
- 2009, Capeli Llanelli: Our Rich Heritage, Carmarthenshire County Council, ISBN 0906821789
- 2014, City Mission: The Story of London’s Welsh Chapels, ISBN 1784611743
Huw Edwards Age
Edwards was born on 18 August 1961 in Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. He is 59 years old as of 2020.
Huw Edwards Wife
He is married to Vicky Flind, a BBC producer. The couple has 5 children; Dan, Amos, Hannah, Rebecca and Sammy. The couple is living in Dulwich, London.
Huw Edwards Height
He is 1.83 m tall.
Huw Edwards Net Worth
He earns a salary of between £465,000 and £469,999. He has an estimated net worth of between $100, 000 and $1 million.
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