Huw was born in Bridgend, Glamorgan and graduated from University College, Cardiff with a first-class degree in French. He joined the BBC as a news trainee in 1984 and originally worked for BBC Wales and S4C, but then moved to become a reporter for BBC TV’s Panorama (1993). Some of Huw’s later roles: parliamentary correspondent, BBC Wales (1986 – 1988); political correspondent, BBC TV News (1988 – 1997); chief political correspondent, BBC News 24 (1997 – 1999).
He was also a relief newsreader, BBC TV News (June 1994 – September 1996) and became a permanent member of the newsreading team from May 1999, as the main anchor of BBC One’s BBC News at Six. He would go on to become the main anchor on the BBC News at Ten from January 2003. In 2005, Huw stepped in to present children’s news programme Newsround and in April 2006, he began presenting the new BBC News at Five programme on the BBC News Channel.
Huw has also been a relief presenter on Breakfast News (BBC One, 1995) and Newsnight (BBC Two, 1997). He also presented Election 92 (BBC Radio 4), Cardiff Singer of the Year and Referendum 97: Wales Decides (1997). Since 2003, Huw has presented on many key event-based/special programmes, including: D-Day 60 (2004); co-presented with Sophie Raworth on The Royal Wedding: Charles and Camilla (8th April 2005); co-presenter on The Royal Wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (19th May 2018); since 2004 he has presented the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance from the Royal Albert Hall; since 2013, one of the presenters on BBC TV’s general election programmes.
Huw has maintained his Welsh roots, with connections to Cardiff University (honorary professor of journalism since 2007 and pro-chancellor since 2009), president of the London Welsh Centre (since 2008) and president of the London Welsh Male Voice Choir (since 2012).
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