Huw Edwards Keynote Speaker
- Welsh News Anchor, Broadcaster, Journalist and Presenter
- Chief Anchor of the Flagship Program BBC News at Ten
- Six Time Best Onscreen Presenter Award Winner
Huw Edwards's Biography
Huw Edwards is a Welsh news anchor, broadcaster, journalist and presenter widely recognised for various BBC television and radio programs. He has a wealth of experience spanning almost four decades and is one of the UK’s most respected broadcasters. As an accomplished speaker who addresses a wide range of topics, including journalism, current affairs, religion, history and politics, he is a popular choice for corporate events, awards ceremonies and private functions.
Huw has been the chief anchor of the flagship program BBC News at Ten since 2003, where he splits his time between studio duties and international reporting assignments. He has covered some of the most defining moments in history, such as the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, which had over 20 million views in the UK. He reported on the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II, the death of South African struggle stalwart Nelson Mandela and the US presidential inauguration of Barack Obama, across BBC One, BBC Two, BBC News and BBC World News. Huw reported on major sports events, including the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 2012 London Olympics and 2014 Commonwealth Games opening and closing ceremonies.
Huw has also presented international and state events on BBC World News and other BBC programs, including News at Five, Weekend News, Daily Politics, News at Six and News at One. He has lent his talent to reporting on special programmes such as State Opening of Parliament, Festival of Remembrance and Trooping the Colour. Prior to News at Ten, Huw was a presenter on BBC Six O’Clock News, the most-watched news programme in Britain at the time.
Outside of the BBC, Huw has appeared in other media, including Mary Berry’s Christmas Party, The Prince and the Plotter and a cameo role in the James Bond film Skyfall.
He is an avid documentary maker who often touches on historical issues, as seen in his films Wales: Power and the People – Back to the Future, The Story of Wales, and the BAFTA Cymru winning Bread of Heaven with Huw Edwards.
He is also a skilled author who published City Mission: The Story of London’s Welsh Chapels (2014), where he discusses and follows the history of London’s Welsh churches.
Huw is a British icon who has won six Best Onscreen Presenter awards at the BAFTA Cymru to recognise his television and radio presenting services.
He is an accomplished speaker who regularly addresses corporate events and conferences worldwide and is known for his warm, engaging style and ability to simplify complex subjects.