Huw is the lead news anchor on the nation’s main bulletin. He also leads coverage of State and and national occasions from Royal Weddings to London 2012 to elections. He combines warmth with authority as well as a ready wit and a host of entertaining stories.
Huw Edwards anchors Britain's most popular TV news bulletin, BBC’s Ten O'Clock News. He also led the commentary of the spectacular opening ceremony at the London Olympics, watched by a record 27 million viewers in the UK alone.
Originally a Parliamentary Correspondent, Huw has since won a BAFTA award, made a cameo appearance in the Bond movie Skyfall and commentated on Barack Obama’s inauguration from a Washington rooftop. He has interviewed Presidents, Prime Ministers and major figures in all areas of public life.
Huw combines newsroom duties with presenting major state events, from Trooping the Colour to The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. He has filmed The History of Wales and made documentaries on Gladstone and Mozart, among many others, and regularly visits schools as ambassador for BBC News School Report.
Huw has a natural warmth and authority as an awards host and conference chair. He is also a gifted raconteur with a ready wit, as demonstrated in the panel game Would I Lie To You?
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Live events give Huw an opportunity to display a wicked sense of humour. Unsurprisingly, he’s quick to a master the brief; what’s extraordinary is the ease with which he mixes serious messages with funny anecdotes – and his ability to make audiences feel they’re attending a very special occasion JLA Agent Allan Grant
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