Huw Edwards: After Dinner Speakers
Known to millions of viewers as the main presenter of the BBC's flagship 10 O'Clock News, Huw Edwards possesses a natural professionalism on stage. Drawing in his deep knowledge of current affairs and culture, the popular awards host and facilitator keeps audiences engaged and entertained.
Huw Edwards presents BBC’s flagship News at Ten. An accomplished conference facilitator , Huw is well suited for corporate events.
Huw was brought up in Llangennech, Wales and attended University College, Swansea where he studied French and gained a first class honours. Post graduation, Huw worked for Cardiff University researching medieval French before he began working for the BBC. Huw started off in the BBC as a news trainee and he worked his way up to become a Parliamentary Correspondent for BBC Wales.
Huw’s career at the BBC went from strength to strength and in 1999 he began presenting the 6 O’Clock News, the most watched news programme in Britain at the time.
Joining the 10 O’Clock News in 2003, Huw has also led commentary on some of the largest events in recent history, including the 2012 Olympics, The Royal Wedding, and the 2016 EU Referendum, alongside David Dimbleby.
Other programmes that Huw has presented include Newsnight and Panorama, at one stage he was the BBC’s chief Political Correspondent reporting from Westminster on a regular basis. Huw and the 10 O’Clock News team were awarded a BAFTA in 2005 and 2006 for their successful reporting; they were also rewarded by the Royal Television Society.
Huw’s passion is music and he plays both the piano and the organ, his knowledge of music has led him to present programmes focused on history and classical music on BBC Four, BBC Two and Radio Four. Huw has also presented coverage of the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.
Huw is a highly professional conference facilitator and he will not fail to impress at events, he is a natural and experienced host with the ability to engage with his audience.