IT’S FAIR to say Huw Edwards as a household name thanks being one of the BBC’s leading broadcasters.
Also known for his royal commentary, the news anchor is leading the Beeb’s coverage of King Charles’ coronation.
Who is Huw Edwards?
Huw Edwards is a Welsh journalist, born on August 18, 1961, in Bridgend, Wales.
He was educated at Llanelli Boys’ Grammar School and graduated with a first-class honours degree in French from University College, Cardiff, in 1983.
Edwards then went on to do a master’s degree at Cardiff University in medieval french.
Although mostly a news reporter, the native Welsh speaker has presented a range of programmes and has hosted events such as the Bafta Cymru award ceremonies and history documentaries on Wales.
On September 8, 2022 Edwards was one of the first news presenters to announce the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
He will now be the main news anchor in charge of the BBC’s coverage of King Charles’ coronation.
Edwards spent a short time on work experience at the commercial radio station Swansea Sound, before joining the BBC as a news trainee in 1984.
He went on to be Parliamentary Correspondent for BBC Wales.
When he fronted the BBC Six O’Clock News between 1999 and 2003, it was the most-watched news programme in Britain.
Edwards has covered many key royal events, he was previously in charge of leading BBC coverage for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal wedding in 2011, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding in 2018.
He also presented shows across BBC One, BBC Two, BBC News Channel and BBC World News following the death of Prince Philip, as well as His Majesty’s funeral coverage on April 17, 2021.
Who is Huw Edwards’ wife?
Edwards is married to Vicky Flind, who also once worked for the BBC.
She was the long-standing editor of the BBC’s The Week politics show.
But she left her post there in 2016 to work on ITV’s show Peston On Sunday.
How many children does Huw Edwards have?
Edwards and his wife, who live together in Dulwich, have five children together.
Their children, Dan, Amos, Hannah, Rebecca, and Sammy.
Speaking about being a father, Edwards told the Guardian: “There’s a principle that your youngest child gets a far better crack of the whip than your eldest.
“All your anxieties and inexperience and cluelessness as a parent are taken out on your eldest child.
“By the time you get to your youngest, in my case number five, you’re a brilliant parent.
“So if you could give a parent all the patience and knowledge that they would have with their second or third child or whatever to the first, that’s the one piece of advice I’d give.”
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