Presenter, BBC Ten O’Clock News
Huw Edwards is known to millions of viewers as main presenter of the BBC’s flagship 10 O’Clock News. He joined the BBC over twenty years ago, and has presented a wide range of programmes, including Newsnight, Panorama, and the 6 O’Clock News – and has co-hosted two General Election programmes on Radio 4.
Huw is the BBC’s voice at Trooping the Colour, the Festival of Remembrance, and the State Opening of Parliament. He hosted the BBC’s major coverage of death of Pope John Paul, and the election of Pope Benedict. In 2004, he anchored the coverage of the 60th Anniversary of D-Day. In 2005 and 2006, the Ten team received two prestigious awards from BAFTA, and one from the Royal Television Society.
Huw spent over a decade reporting politics at Westminster, including a period as Chief Political Correspondent. He has also presented a range of programmes on history and classical music on BBC Four, BBC Two, Radio 3, Radio 4 and S4C. His recent projects have included a major documentary on David Lloyd George for BBC Four. He’s now working on a television series on Gladstone and Disraeli.
He is an enthusiastic pianist and organist, and has enjoyed a long association with the renowned Cardiff Singer of the World competition on BBC-2. He will host the final again at St David’s Hall this year.
Huw was brought up in Llangennech, Carmarthenshire -- and attended Llanelli Grammar School. He graduated in French from the University of Wales, Cardiff. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Cardiff University, Swansea University, and the University of Wales, Lampeter – and an Honorary Doctor of the University of Glamorgan. He was recently appointed Honorary Professor of Journalism at Cardiff University. He lives in London with his wife and five children.