Huw Edwards is one of the BBC’s most famous faces and most of us have probably seen him on screen while watching the news.
Since starting her career as a BBC intern in 1984, the Welsh newsreader has covered some of the most important stories of recent years such as the Queen’s death, the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the 2012 London Olympics.
But who is Huw Edwards really and what was his career as a presenter like? We’ve rounded up everything you need to know, from his early life to his reported annual salary.
Who is Huw Edwards?
Huw was born in Bridgend, Wales, on 18 August 1961.
He graduated from University College in Cardiff with a degree in French in 1983 before transferring to a Master’s degree in Medieval French at Cardiff University.
His first exposure to the media was when he left university and started some work with a local radio station, Swansea Sound, and after accumulating some experience, he She was awarded an internship at the BBC – where the married father of five spends most of his time. his career.
Huw Edwards’ career
When he first started working with the BBC, Huw’s role was as Parliamentary Correspondent for BBC Wales.
It was in 1994 that Huw began taking on a regular presenter role for BBC News at Six.
And 9 years later, his News at 10 position began – which most of us probably know him best.
But the BBC initially faced some backlash over the move, given Huw’s strong Welsh accent on such a standout programme.
He is a regular presenter of the BBC for major news events and has been at the center of live broadcasts of the election, 2012 Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and Platinum Celebrations. in 2022, the wedding of the then Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011, the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in 2018 and the funeral of the late Duke of Edinburgh in 2021.
He is also the BBC voice at Trooping the Color and Festival of Remembrance.
Huw was a Westminster correspondent for 13 years and has played a key role in BBC political reporting, taking over election coverage from long-serving David Dimbleby in 2019.
The presenter told Radio Times in 2019: “I’ll let you in on a secret: the first time a BBC senior manager hung this carrot in front of me was in 1992. So, it’s been ingrained in my mind ever since. then.”
What is Huw Edwards salary?
Huw Edwards is one of the BBC’s highest-paid male newsreaders, and as Scotsman reports, he earns £410,000 and £414,999 a year.
This happened even after he voluntarily took a pay cut after the gender disparity in the BBC was discovered.
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