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Last Updated: Thursday, 6 July 2006, 08:49 GMT 09:49 UK
Huw Edwards
Huw Edwards
BBC's Ten O'Clock News and BBC News 24 presenter

Huw Edwards has been presenter of the BBC's Ten O'Clock News, since January 2003, and presents the 5pm to 6pm slot on BBC News 24.

Prior to this, from May 1999, he presented the BBC's Six O'Clock News.

Formerly Chief Political Correspondent for BBC News 24, Huw spent 12 years reporting politics at Westminster. He combined this with presenting a range of programmes on classical music on BBC Two, Radio 3, Radio 4 and S4C.

Huw has presented a wide range of BBC programmes, including Newsnight, Panorama and Breakfast News.

He has co-hosted two General Election results programmes on Radio 4 and was one of the lead presenters for the BBC's Millennium coverage.

Huw joined the BBC in 1984 as a news trainee. In 1985 he joined the television newsroom in BBC Wales, and in 1986 became BBC Wales' Parliamentary Correspondent.

He was appointed TV News Political Correspondent in 1988, and went on to cover the downfall of Margaret Thatcher in 1990. He anchored the Radio 4 Election Night coverage in 1992 with Brian Redhead, and with James Naughtie in 1997.

He started presenting the One O'Clock News, the Six O'Clock News and BBC Breakfast News in 1994, and anchored the One O'Clock News' innovative coverage of the 1997 election.

Born in August 1961, Huw was raised in Llangennech, near Llanelli, and attended Llanelli Boys Grammar School. He graduated with a first class honours degree in French from the University of Wales, Cardiff.

Huw is married, with five children, and lives in South London.


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