Huw Edwards anchors Britain’s hottest TV news bulletin, BBC One’s Ten O’Clock News. He additionally leads BBC protection of main nationwide stories and events, from state visits to native and national elections, crises to celebrations. He also leads protection of state and and national occasions from royal weddings to London 2012 to elections. He combines heat with authority as well as a ready wit and a host of entertaining stories. In January 2003, he grew to become the primary presenter of the Ten O’Clock News on BBC One, thought of the corporation’s flagship news broadcast. Along with David Dimbleby, he additionally presents various particular programmes such as the Festival of Remembrance, Trooping the Colour and the State Opening of Parliament.
He led the BBC commentary group on the opening and shutting ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 2012 London Olympics and 2014 Commonwealth Games. He has presented a number of election specials, together with protection of the 2007 National Assembly for Wales election for BBC Wales and in addition the BBC protection of the United States elections, 2008 results and the inauguration of Barack Obama. He was formerly Chief Political Correspondent for BBC News, and spent more than 14 years reporting politics from Westminster throughout a spread of BBC programmes. Edwards introduced the BBC’s protection of major nationwide occasions, including the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
After incomes levels from Cardiff University and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Huw first labored with Swansea Sound, earlier than joining the BBC as a information trainee in 1984. Huw grew to become the principle presenter of the Ten O’Clock News on BBC One in 2003, and BBC News at Five in 2006. Aside from his journalistic roles, Huw has hosted quite a few events, including the BAFTA Cymru award ceremonies. Huw himself has acquired a number of BAFTAs, including 2010 Best Screen Presenter for his documentary, The Prince and the Plotter. The ideal charity fundraiser or awards host, Huw will add a touch of timeless class to any event.
At age twenty-three, he gained a conducting competitors which despatched him to Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He then held a lecturer place at Northwestern University in Chicago, the place he was additionally a doctoral candidate. Edwards was conductor and music director of the Portland Youth Philharmonic from 1995 to 2002 adopted by the Seattle Youth Symphony from 2002 to 2005.
Portland Youth Philharmonic
The 1998–1999 season included performances in Salem, Newberg, Welches, St. Helens, and Milwaukie and Longview, Washington in addition to the common subscription series. On 10 February 1999 the orchestra opened a Portland Trail Blazers game on the Rose Garden performing The Star-Spangled Banner. Prior to joining the Portland Youth Philharmonic, Edwards had written extensively about music.