Huw Edwards is known to millions of viewers as the main presenter of the BBC’s flagship 10 O’Clock News. He joined the BBC in 1984, and has presented a wide range of programmes, including Newsnight, Panorama,and the 6 O’Clock News. He has presented election and referendum specials for BBC Wales, and 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 will host the BBC's global coverage of the Royal Wedding in April 2011, and the opening and closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics. He hosted the BBC’s major coverage of death of Pope John Paul, the election of Pope Benedict, the inauguration of President Obama, and the major ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics and Delhi Commonwealth Games. He anchored the coverage of the 60th Anniversary of D-Day in 2004. In 2005, 2006 and 2009, the Ten O’Clock News received three prestigious awards from BAFTA, and two from the Royal Television Society. Huw was BAFTA Cymru Wales presenter of the year in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2009.
Huw spent over a decade reporting politics at Westminster, including a period as BBC 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 projects have included major documentaries on the Story of Welsh, Faith in Wales, Owain Glyndwr,David Lloyd George, William Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli for BBC TWO and BBC FOUR.
He has enjoyed a long association with the renowned Cardiff Singer of the World competition on BBC TWO. 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 Cardiff University, Swansea University, and the University of Wales, Lampeter, and an Honorary Doctor of the University of Glamorgan. He was appointed Honorary Professor of Journalism at Cardiff University in 2007. He lives in London with his wife and five children.