Huw Edwards Bio, Age, Education, Wife, Kids, BBC, Net Worth

Huw Edwards

Huw Edwards Biography

Huw Edwards is a Welsh journalist, presenter, and newsreader. Edwards presents BBC News at Ten, the corporation’s flagship news broadcast.

Edwards succeeded David Dimbleby as the host of BBC election night coverage and was the lead presenter for the 2019 general election coverage on 12 and 13 December.

Huw Edwards Age

Huw Edwards was born on 18th August 1961, Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales.

Huw Edwards Height

Edwards stand at a height of 5 feet and 7 inches tall.

Huw Edwards Education

Huw was educated at Llanelli Boys’ Grammar School and graduated with a first-class honours degree in French from University College, Cardiff, in 1983. Edwards was awarded a PhD, on Welsh Chapels in London and Llanelli, by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David in 2018.

Huw Edwards Nationality

Huw is a Welsh Nationality.

Huw Edwards Parents

Huw was born to his father, Hywel Teifi Edwards, was a Plaid Cymru and Welsh language activist, and an author and academic, who was Research Professor of Welsh-language Literature at University College, Swansea. Edwards’ mother, Aerona Protheroe, taught at Llanelli’s Ysgol Gyfun y Strade for 30 years.

Huw Edwards Siblings

Huw has one sister, Meinir.

Huw Edwards Wife

Edwards is married to his wife Vicky Flind, a television producer, whose credits include editing This Week and Peston.

Huw Edwards Children

Edwards and his wife Vicky Flind have five children; namely; Amos Edwards, Rebecca Edwards, Sammy Edwards, Hannah Edwards and Dan Edwards.

Huw Edwards BBC

Edwards became the main presenter of the Ten O’Clock News on BBC One in January 2003, the corporation’s flagship news broadcast. Along with David Dimbleby, he also presents various special programmes such as the Festival of Remembrance, Trooping the Colour and the State Opening of Parliament. He led the BBC commentary team at the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 2012 London Olympics and 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Huw has presented several election specials, including coverage of the 2007 National Assembly for Wales election for BBC Wales and also the BBC coverage of the United States elections, 2008 results and the inauguration of Barack Obama. He was formerly Chief Political Correspondent for BBC News, and spent more than 14 years reporting politics from Westminster across a range of BBC programmes.

Edwards 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, and hosted various events such as the BAFTA Cymru award ceremonies. He has a particular interest in history and has presented documentaries on many historical subjects, including Owain Glyndŵr, the South Wales Valleys, Gladstone and Disraeli and a series following the work of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales.

Edwards has been critical of some England-based newspapers for printing stories dismissive of the use of the Welsh language. In 2020 he responded to comments in The Times written by scientist Michael Pepper in which it was suggested that his late colleague John Meurig Thomas wrote notes in Welsh purely to stop others from reading them; Edwards pointed out that Welsh speakers do not “use our native language in our daily lives simply to thwart others”

Huw Edwards Depression

Huw has stated that he has had bouts of depression since 2002. The News at Ten presenter has previously spoken of his 20-year battle with mental health problems. He has told Men’s Health UK that his depression includes anxiety and tends to “hit in a strong wave” and then go away. “I’m pretty clear that I have suffered – and do suffer – from depression,” the 60-year-old journalist said.

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.

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