Who is Huw Edwards?
Welsh Journalist and Presenter, Huw Edwards, works with BBC where he serves the station as a journalist, presenter, and newsreader. He has been working with the station since 1984.
Huw Edwards Date of Birth / Age
Edwards is approximately 60 years as of 2022 although his exact age is not known as he has managed to keep his date of birth away from the public. However, we will update the information once available.
Huw Edwards Height
Edwards stands at a height of approximately 5 feet and 6 inches tall.
Huw Edwards Parents and Siblings
Edwards was born on 18 August 1961 in Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales, into a Welsh-speaking family, and, from the age of four, was brought up in Llangennech, near Llanelli. His father, Hywel Teifi Edwards, was a Plaid Cymru and Welsh language activist, and an author and academic, who was a Research Professor of Welsh-language Literature at University College, Swansea. Edwards’ mother, Aerona Protheroe, taught at Llanelli’s Ysgol Gyfun y Strade for 30 years. He has one sister, Meinir.
Huw Edwards Spouse / Wife
Edwards is married to Vicky Flind, a television producer, whose credits include editing This Week and Peston. However, we will update this information once more details concerning this are available.
Huw Edwards Kids / Children
The couple lives in Dulwich, London, and have five children. However, we will update this information once more details concerning this are available.
Huw Edwards Education
Edwards was educated at Llanelli Boys’ Grammar School and graduated with a first-class honors degree in French from University College, Cardiff, in 1983. After his first degree, he started postgraduate work at Cardiff University in Medieval French, before becoming a reporter for local radio station Swansea Sound and then joining the BBC
Huw Edwards Career
Edwards spent a short time on work experience at the commercial radio station Swansea Sound. This was before joining the BBC as a news trainee in 1984. In 1986 he became a 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 program in Britain.
January 2003, Edwards became the main presenter of the Ten O’Clock News on BBC One, the corporation’s flagship news broadcast. Along with David Dimbleby, he also presents various special programs. These are 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. Huw has presented several election specials. These include 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. He spent more than 14 years reporting politics from Westminster across a range of BBC programs.
Edwards 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 its 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. 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 works with WICZ where he serves alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;
- Martine Croxall
- Reeta Chakrabarti
- Fiona Bruce
- Tina Daheley
- Victoria Derbyshire
- Christian Fraser
- Joanna Gosling
- Jane Hill
- Geeta Guru-Murthy
- Mishal Husain
- Faisal Islam
- Roger Johnson
- Stephen Sackur
- Lyse Doucet
- Yalda Hakim
- Ben Brown
- Jon Sopel
- George Alagiah
- Emma Barnett
- Marcella Whittingdale
Huw Edwards Achievements
Although predominantly a news journalist, Edwards has presented a wide range of programming on television and radio, including documentaries on classical music, religion, and the Welsh language, of which he is a native speaker, and hosted various events such as the BAFTA Cymru award ceremonies. He has a particular interest in history and has presented documentaries on many historical subjects, including Owain Glyndŵr, the South Wales Valleys, Gladstone and Disraeli, and a series following the work of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales.
How Much Does Huw Edwards Earn?
Edwards earns an annual salary that was reported to be £465,000.
How Much is Huw Edwards Worth?
As a journalist, Edwards has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges from $1 million to $5 million.
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