Huw Edwards graduated from Cardiff and has maintained his links with the University ever since. He became an Honorary Fellow in 2003, and is also an Honorary Professor of Journalism.
Huw is best known as the main presenter of the BBC’s flagship 10 O’Clock News. He joined the BBC in 1984, and has presented a range of programmes, including Newsnight, Panorama, and the 6 O’Clock News.
He was brought up in Llangennech, Carmarthenshire, attended Llanelli Grammar School, and graduated in French in 1983. On 1 March 2009, Huw became a Vice-President of Cardiff University, a position he will hold for four years.
He has received Honorary Fellowships from Swansea University, the University of Wales, Lampeter, the University of Wales, Newport, Swansea Institute of Higher Education, and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Glamorgan.
Huw is the BBC’s voice at Trooping the Colour, the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance, and the State Opening of Parliament. He hosted the BBC’s coverage of the death of Pope John Paul II, the inauguration of President Obama, the 60th Anniversary of D-Day and provided the commentary for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Beijing.
An enthusiastic pianist and organist, Huw has enjoyed a long association with the renowned Cardiff Singer of the World competition on BBC2. He lives in London with his wife and five children.