Huw Edwards Bio, Wiki
Huw Edwards is a Welsh journalist who serves on BBC as the presenter of the News Ten. Edwards took over for David Dimbleby as host of the BBC’s election night coverage and served as the primary presenter for the coverage of the 2019 general election on December 12 and 13.
Huw Edwards Age
Edwards is 61 years old as of 2022. He was born on 18th August 1961, in Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales.
Huw Edwards Height
Edwards stand at a height of approximately 5 feet and 7 inches tall.
Huw Edwards Family
Huw is the son of Hywel Teifi Edwards, who was a Plaid Cymru and Welsh language activist, and an author and academic, and Aerona Protheroe, who taught at Llanelli’s Ysgol Gyfun y Strade for 30 years. His father was Research Professor of Welsh-language Literature at University College, Swansea. Huw has one sister named Meinir.
Huw Edwards Wife
Edwards is happily married to the love of his life Vicky Flind, a television producer, whose credits include editing This Week and Peston. The two are blessed with five children; namely; Amos Edwards, Rebecca Edwards, Sammy Edwards, Hannah Edwards and Dan Edwards.
Huw Edwards Education
Huw attended Llanelli Boys’ Grammar School before graduating from University College, Cardiff, in 1983 with a first-class honors degree in French. 2018 saw the University of Wales Trinity Saint David confer on Edwards a PhD on Welsh Chapels in London and Llanelli.
Huw Edwards BBC
In January 2003, Edwards took over as the primary host of BBC One’s flagship news program, Ten O’Clock News. He co-hosts major programs with David Dimbleby, including the Festival of Remembrance, Trooping the Color, and the State Opening of Parliament. At the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the 2012 London Olympics, and the 2014 Commonwealth Games, he oversaw the BBC commentary crew.
Huw has hosted a number of election-related specials, including BBC Wales’ coverage of the 2007 National Assembly for Wales election as well as the BBC’s coverage of the 2008 US elections, their outcomes, and Barack Obama’s inauguration. He spent more than 14 years covering politics from Westminster for a variety of BBC programs as the former Chief Political Correspondent for BBC News.
Edwards has hosted a variety of events, including the BAFTA Cymru award ceremonies, and 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. His passion for history has led him to broadcast films on a variety of historical topics, including Gladstone, Disraeli, Owain Glyndr, the South Wales Valleys, and a series tracing the progress of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales.
Some English-language media that published articles discrediting the use of the Welsh language have come under fire from Edwards. Edwards stated in 2020 that Welsh speakers do not “use our native language in our daily lives simply to thwart others” in response to comments made in The Times by scientist Michael Pepper, who implied that his late colleague John Meurig Thomas only wrote notes in Welsh to prevent others from reading them.
Huw Edwards Depression
Since 2002, according to Huw, he has experienced depressive episodes. The host of News at Ten has already discussed his 20-year fight with mental health issues. His despair, which also involves anxiety, “hits in a big wave” before dissipating, he told Men’s Health UK. The 60-year-old journalist stated, “I’m very convinced that I have suffered from depression and do suffer from depression.
Huw Edwards Salary
Huw earned £550,000 – £599,999 as a BBC presenter for several years. His salary was reduced voluntarily in the light of gender pay differences found within the BBC. Press Gazette announced his new salary to be £520,000 – £529,999 as of July 2018. His salary was further reduced in 2019, with his salary as of May 2021 was reported to be £465,000.
Huw Edwards Net Worth
Edwards net worth is estimated to be USD 10 million.