Huw Edwards is a journalist, presenter, newsreader and President of the London Welsh Trust, best known for his role as lead presenter for the BBC News. As the presenter of Britain’s most-watched news programme, BBC News at Ten and the Six O’Clock News, this charming individual is a hit with audiences. Formerly Chief Political Correspondent for the BBC News, he spent more than 14 years reporting politics from Westminster across a range of BBC programmes, making Huw one of the most recognisable faces on television. When booked for events, as a special guest, event host or after dinner speaker, Huw will delight audiences with his anecdotes from the forefront of British media.
In 2018, Huw presented coverage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding, as well as the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in 2011. The BBC's coverage of Prince William and Catherine’s wedding was watched by a staggering 20 million viewers in the UK, and the team won 2011 Best Coverage of a Live Event at the BAFTAs. Furthermore, in 2012, Huw presented the BBC coverage of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, reflecting his leading position in royal broadcasting. When booked for events, he provides audiences with a backstage view to pinnacle royal events, a unique insight unlike any other. A thrilling experience for audiences, Huw's presentations are unforgettable.
Huw has presented the Festival of Remembrance, Trooping the Colour, and the State Opening of Parliament, to name a few of his features. He was a pinnacle figure at the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, 2012 London Olympic Games and 2014 Commonwealth Games, presenting the BBC documentary. In the political sphere, Huw has discussed several election specials, including BBC Wales coverage of the National Assembly for Wales election in 2007 and the inauguration of Barack Obama. Additionally, he covered the 2015 general election and 2016 EU referendum on the BBC. In December 2013, Huw was one of the first to report the death of Nelson Mandela on BBC One, BBC News and BBC World News.
After earning degrees from Cardiff University and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Huw first worked with Swansea Sound, before joining the BBC as a news trainee in 1984. In 1986, he was appointed BBC Wales' Parliamentary Correspondent. Huw became the main presenter of theTen O’Clock News on BBC One in 2003, and BBC News at Five in 2006. Aside from his journalistic roles, Huw has hosted numerous events, including the BAFTA Cymru award ceremonies. Huw himself has received several BAFTAs, including 2010 Best Screen Presenter for his documentary, The Prince and the Plotter. The ideal charity fundraiser or awards host, Huw will add a touch of timeless class to any event.