HUW Edwards has had an incredible career as a leading BBC broadcaster.
Also known for his royal commentary, the news anchor leads BBC One’s coverage of Queen Elizabeth II’s parade to lie in state today (September 14, 2022).
Who is Edwards? Age
Hugh Edwards is a Welsh journalist who was born in Bridgend, Wales on August 18, 1961. He is thus 61 years old.
He attended Llanelli Boys’ Grammar School and graduated from University College, Cardiff, with a summa cum laude and first-class honors in French in 1983.
Edwards then pursued a master’s degree in medieval French at Cardiff University.
Despite being primarily a news reporter, the Welsh speaker has presented a variety of programs and hosted events in Wales such as the BAFTA Cymru Awards ceremonies and historical documentaries.
Edwards was one of the first news anchors to announce Queen Elizabeth II’s death on September 8, 2022.
He will now be the primary news anchor for the BBC’s coverage of Her Majesty’s visit.
Is Huw Edwards Still with BBC?
Edwards worked briefly at commercial radio station Swansea Sound before joining the BBC as a news trainee in 1984.
He later worked for BBC Wales as a Parliamentary Correspondent.
Between 1999 and 2003, BBC Six O’Clock News was the most watched news program in the United Kingdom.
Edwards has covered many major royal events and was previously in charge of the BBC’s coverage of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal wedding in 2011, as well as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding in 2018.
Following Prince Philip’s death, he broadcast shows on BBC One, BBC Two, BBC News, and BBC World News, as well as coverage of His Majesty’s funeral on BBC One.
Hu Edwards wife: Is Hu Ewards Married?
Vicki Flend, who has also worked for the BBC, is Edwards’ wife.
She was the permanent editor of The Week, the BBC’s political program.
However, she left in 2016 to work on ITV’s Peston On Sunday show.
Hugh Edwards Children
Edwards and his wife have five children together and live in Dulwich.
Dan, Amos, Hannah, Rebecca, and Sami are their children.
“There is a principle that your little one gets a much better whip than your older son,” Edwards said of fatherhood to the Guardian.
“All your fears, inexperience, and ignorance as a parent are dumped on your older child.
“By the time you reach your youngest, in my case number five, you are a brilliant parent.
“So if you can give a parent all the patience and knowledge they’ll have with their second or third child or whatever with their first child, that’s the only advice I’d give.”