Nominated for Culture award
Broadcaster Huw Edwards, a graduate of Cardiff University, has been a television journalist for 30 years. He presents BBC News at Ten, Britain's most-watched news programme, and combines his studio duties with global reporting assignments.
In recent years, Huw has presented the main ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic Games, he anchored the BBC coverage of the Royal Wedding (awarded a BAFTA for Best Coverage of a Live Event), he led coverage of the inauguration of President Obama, his recent series The Story of Wales was the first television history of Wales for 25 years and has won several awards. Huw spent 12 years reporting politics for BBC News during a period which included Margaret Thatcher's downfall and the rise of Tony Blair.
Huw is the BBC's voice at Trooping the Colour, the Festival of Remembrance, and the State Opening of Parliament. He has also presented a range of programmes on history and classical music on BBC Four, BBC Two, Radio 3, Radio 4 and S4C. His projects have included documentaries on David Lloyd George, Gladstone and Disraeli, and Owain Glyndwr.
Huw was brought up in Llangennech, Carmarthenshire, and attended Llanelli Grammar School. He graduated in French from Cardiff University. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Universities of Cardiff, Swansea, Bangor, Trinity Saint David, and South Wales; and he holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Glamorgan. He is also Honorary Professor of Journalism at Cardiff University.