Huw Edwards Biography
Huw Edwards is a journalist, newsreader, and television presenter from Wales. Edwards is the BBC Events’ main presenter for big breaking news in the United Kingdom and leads BBC News at Ten, the corporation’s flagship news show.
He also hosts BBC coverage of state and international events, the hour-long BBC News at Five on the BBC’s rolling news channel BBC News, along with BBC News at Six, BBC News at One, BBC Weekend News and Daily Politics, and the BBC’s foreign news channel BBC World News.
How old is Huw Edwards? – Age
He was born on August 18, 1961, in Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales. He is 60 years old.
Where did Huw Edwards go to school? – Education
He studied at Llanelli Boys’ Grammar School and received a first-class honors degree in French from University College, Cardiff, in 1983. Following his initial degree, he went on to Cardiff University to undertake doctorate studies in Medieval French before working as a reporter for Swansea Sound and then joining the BBC. For his dissertation on “The History of Welsh Chapels in the Eighteenth Century,” he got a Ph.D. from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David in 2018.
Huw Edwards – Family
Edward was raised in Llangennech, near Llanelli, from the age of four. Hywel Teifi Edwards, his father, was a Plaid Cymru and Welsh Language activist and an academic and author who was a Research Professor of Welsh-language Literature at University College, Swansea. Aerona Protheroe, Edwards’ mother, worked for 30 years as a teacher at Llanelli’s Ysgol Gyfun y Strade. Meinir is his only sibling. Meinir is his only sibling.
Edwards’ – Wife
His wife is Vicky Flind, a BBC producer whose credits include editing This Week. The pair’s five children are Dan, Amos, Hannah, Rebecca, and Sammy, and they live in Dulwich, London. He is a committed Christian who often attends church.
What is Edwards Salary?
Edwards’s salary is $465,000.
Edwards Net Worth
Edwards’s net worth is 5.6 million.
Before joining the BBC as a news apprentice in 1984, Edwards worked for a brief period at the commercial radio station Swansea Sound.He joined BBC Wales as Parliamentary Correspondent in 1986. Edwards hosted the BBC Six O’Clock News from May 1999 until January 2003.
This was the most-watched news show in Britain at the time. He took over as the lead presenter of BBC One’s Ten O’Clock News in January 2003, considered the corporation’s flagship news broadcast.
He also co-hosts major programs with David Dimbleby, including as the Festival of Remembrance, Trooping the Colour, and the State Opening of Parliament. He was in charge of the BBC commentary team for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the 2012 London Olympics, and the 2014 Commonwealth Games. He has broadcast various election specials, including BBC Wales coverage of the 2007 National Assembly for Wales election, as well as BBC coverage of the United States elections, 2008 results, and Barack Obama’s inauguration.
He was formerly the BBC News Chief Political Correspondent, and he spent more than 14 years reporting politics from Westminster for a variety of BBC programs. He has also anchored or contributed to a number of other BBC News shows, such as Breakfast News, One O’Clock News, Newsnight, and Panorama.
Edwards has been presenting the newly created BBC News at Five on the 24-hour BBC News channel since April 2006.
/On April 29, 2011, he anchored the BBC’s coverage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton’s wedding.
The coverage was seen by 20 million people in the United Kingdom at its height, and the crew was awarded a BAFTA for Best Coverage of a Live Event. In June 2012, he hosted the BBC’s coverage of Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. In December 2013, he was the anchor of the first several hours of BBC News coverage of Nelson Mandela’s death on BBC One, BBC News Channel, and BBC World News.
Edwards took over as host of BBC Local Elections in 2014, succeeding David Dimbleby. Dimbleby and Edwards worked together on the BBC’s coverage of the 2015 general election and the 2016 EU referendum. In May 2018, he co-presented the BBC’s coverage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. Following the assassination of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in April 2021, he gave ongoing coverage across BBC One, BBC Two, BBC News Channel, and BBC World News, as well as funeral coverage on April 17th.