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Famous Journalists from Wales

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List of notable or famous journalists from Wales, with bios and photos, including the top journalists born in Wales and even some popular journalists who immigrated to Wales. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Welsh journalists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These journalists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known journalist from Wales is included when available.

List ranges from Chris Morgan to Huw Edwards, plus much more.

This historic journalists from Wales list can help answer the questions "Who are some Welsh journalists of note?" and "Who are the most famous journalists from Wales?" These prominent journalists of Wales may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Welsh journalists.

Use this list of renowned Welsh journalists to discover some new journalists that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (22 items)

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    Betsan Powys

    Betsan Powys, is a Welsh journalist, currently the Editor of Programmes for BBC Radio Cymru. A native Welsh speaker after being educated at Ysgol Gyfun Llanhari, Powys joined BBC Wales as a News Trainee in 1989, before joining the newsroom in Cardiff as a bilingual, bi-media reporter. Moving to Current ...more

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    • Age: age 51
    • Profession: Journalist
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    Ceri Radford

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    • Age: age 35
    • Profession: Journalist
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    Christopher Morgan was a Welsh journalist. Morgan was born in Cardiff and educated at Cardiff High School, and the United World College of the Atlantic in the Vale of Glamorgan. He graduated in 1976 in theology from the University of St Andrews, Scotland. Morgan began his media career in broadcasting in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 56 (1952-2008)
    • Profession: Journalist
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    Claire Summers is a Welsh news television presenter for BBC Wales. Born in Cardiff, but brought up in Cowbridge, Summers was educated at Howell's in Llandaff. She then gained a BA degree at Aberystwyth University, and a post-graduate degree in journalism from the University of Cardiff. Summers worked at ...more

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    • Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales
    • Profession: Journalist, Presenter
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    Clem Thomas
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    Richard Clement Charles "Clem" Thomas was a Wales international rugby union player. A flanker, he represented Cambridge University R.U.F.C. in the Varsity Match in 1949 and played for Brynamman, Swansea, London Welsh and Harlequins. He earned 26 caps for Wales, between 1949 and 1959 and captained Wales ...more

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    • Age: Died at 67 (1929-1996)
    • Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales
    • Profession: Journalist
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    Denys Val Baker was a Welsh writer, specialising in short stories, novels, and autobiography. He was also known for his activities as an editor, and promotion of the arts in Cornwall.more

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    • Age: Died at 67 (1917-1984)
    • Birthplace: Yorkshire, Eurasia, United Kingdom, England
    • Profession: Journalist, Novelist, Writer
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    Emma Jones

    Emma Jones is a Welsh journalist. She was educated at Mold Alun School and Staffordshire University. She joined the Evening Leader newspaper in her home town of Mold, Flintshire. Jones worked on a variety of stories, from hard news to showbiz at the Sunday Mirror, then The Mail On Sunday and The Sun.more

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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: Mold, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Journalist
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    Gareth Richard Vaughan Jones was a Welsh journalist who first publicised the existence of the Great Ukrainian Famine of 1932–33, the Holodomor, in the Western world.more

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    • Age: Died at 30 (1905-1935)
    • Birthplace: Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Journalist
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    Thomas Gerald Reames Davies CBE DL is a Welsh former rugby union wing who played international rugby for Wales between 1966 and 1978. He is one of a small group of Welsh players to have won three Grand Slams including Ryan Jones, Adam Jones, Gethin Jenkins, Gareth Edwards and JPR Williams.more

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    • Age: age 70
    • Birthplace: Llansaint, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Journalist, Rugby Player
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    Gwyneth Lewis
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    Gwyneth Lewis is a Welsh poet and was the inaugural National Poet of Wales.more

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    • Age: age 56
    • Birthplace: Cardiff, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Poet, Journalist
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    Harry Kretchmer is a journalist and actor.more

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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: Wales, Eurasia, United Kingdom, United Kingdom, with Dependencies and Territories
    • Profession: Journalist, Actor
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    Huw Edwards
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    Huw Edwards is a BAFTA award-winning Welsh journalist, presenter and newsreader. He is a news presenter and the lead presenter for major breaking news for BBC News in the United Kingdom. Edwards presents Britain's most watched news programme, BBC News at Ten, which is also the corporation's flagship ...more

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Bridgend, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Journalist, Actor, Presenter
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    Gomer Berry, 1st Viscount Kemsley

    Gomer Berry, 1st Viscount Kemsley GBE, was a Welsh colliery owner and newspaper publisher.more

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    • Age: Died at 85 (1883-1968)
    • Birthplace: Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Publisher, Journalist
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    Louise Elliott

    Louise Elliott is a Welsh broadcaster and journalist.more

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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: Ashington, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Journalist, Presenter
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    Matt Rees is a Welsh novelist and journalist. He is the author of The Palestine Quartet, a series of crime novels about Omar Yussef, a Palestinian sleuth, and of historical crime novels. He is the winner of a Crime Writers Association Dagger for his crime fiction. His first work of nonfiction was Cain's ...more

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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: Wales, Newport, Eurasia, United Kingdom, United Kingdom, + more
    • Profession: Journalist, Novelist
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    Mike Dash is a Welsh writer, historian and researcher. He is best known for books and articles dealing with dramatic yet little-known episodes in history.more

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    • Age: age 52
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Journalist, Writer
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    Richard Evans

    Richard William Gilmour Evans, is a Welsh journalist and Broadcaster. He was educated at Llanelli Boys Grammar Technical School, and studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Bath before studying journalism at City University, London. He trained as a Newspaper reporter on the South Wales Argus ...more

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    • Age: age 57
    • Profession: Journalist
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    Roy Noble OBE, DL, O.St.J is a Welsh radio and television broadcaster.more

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    • Age: age 73
    • Birthplace: Brynamman, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Journalist, Presenter, Teacher
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    Sian Lloyd is a Welsh television news presenter, currently working for BBC Wales.more

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    • Birthplace: Wales
    • Profession: Journalist, Presenter, Solicitor
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    Wilfred Wooller was a Welsh cricketer, rugby union footballer, cricket administrator and journalist. Wilf Wooller was born at Rhos-on-Sea in Denbighshire. He was educated at Rydal School and Cambridge. He was acclaimed as one of the greatest all round sportsmen that Wales has ever produced. He captained ...more

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    • Age: Died at 85 (1912-1997)
    • Birthplace: Rhos-on-Sea, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Journalist
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