Highly popular television presenter, Arfon Haines Davies has been one of ITV Wales’ main presenters for over 30 years, being HTV’s main news anchor for many years. Arfon has also presented Quizzes; Documentaries; Concerts; and Sports programmes and can currently be seen on the long running archive series "Never to be Forgotten".
Arfon is equally at ease with English or Welsh broadcasting and has presented many Welsh language programmes on S4C including ‘Pacio’; ‘Penblwydd Hapus’; ‘Cledrau Coll’ and, most recently, ‘Pws’.
Behnaz Akhgar has become household name since 2008 when she started presenting the weather for BBC Wales. Behnaz can been seen or heard daily talking about the ever changing weather we have here in Wales.
Born in Shiraz, Iran, Behnaz Akhgar moved to Swansea round her tenth birthday. Behnaz gained a BA Hons in Communication Studies and a Post graduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism.
Behnaz Akhgar initially joined the BBC in 2001 working behind the scenes in News and then went on to become a picture editor and a video journalist, where she produced various stories on Wales Today. Now, of course, Behnaz is a much loved weather presenter on BBC Wales.
Bubbly Behnaz Akhgar is constantly in demand to speak at or host events and is also much in demand to be 'face of' various projects.
Originally from Aberaeron, Ceredigion, Chris Jones started his career as a cameraman, working all over Wales, Europe and the world for clients as diverse as BBC, S4C, The weather channel, Malaysian TV, ZDF and many many more. Chris has also been responsible for filming and directing a number of different programmes and promotions for S4C and various and numerous clients including WTN, ZDF, Saudi TV, Welsh Tourist Board, Welsh language board, Ty Hafan, WWF, Welsh Assembly, Taste of Wales, Motor Neurone Disease Association, NCH, Chinese Tourism board and the Welsh National Opera.
With a vast range of presenting credits to his name Dr Rhys Jones is best known for his hit BBC Television series 'Rhys to the Rescue' and 'Rhys Jones's Wildlife Patrol' for which Rhys achieved a BAFTA nomination.
Rhys holds a BSc in Zoology and Genetics, an MPhil in Medical Molecular Entomology and a PhD in Genetics, Phylogeography, Parasitology and Herpetology. Rhys holds the position of lecturer at Cardiff University where he lectures in various topics including Wolf Ecology, Reptile Mitigation and Cardiff's flagship Animal Diversity module.
Elin Rhys is a graduate in biochemistry and began her career as a scientist in the water industry where she worked for five years. She joined HTV Wales in 1984 as a freelance journalist on science magazine programmes. She continued with HTV for 5 years working on science, health and environment features until 1990, when she became a regular freelance presenter for the school's science department in BBC Schools in London. During her time in London she also presented a magazine series taking a serious look at adult education for the BBC, 'The Education Programme'. Returning to Wales in 1992 she presented live magazine programmes in the Welsh language for S4C and several outdoor pursuit series and documentaries for S4C and BBC Wales, before establishing her own company in Wales.
Born and brought in North Wales, bilingual TV/radio presenter, Gareth Jones, hosts TV & radio shows & podcasts that empower, entertain and engage.
Gareth is best known for presenting ITV’s flagship teatime show How2 for over 16 years, as well as fronting Tomorrow’s World (BBC1), The Big Bang (ITV1), GetFresh (ITV1) and a raft of school’s programmes from the award-winning Action Forces, to Maths Sphere.
Gareth Jones currently presents & produces radio shows & podcasts. Off-screen. With a background in science, engineering and technology, Gareth tours the UK with his one-man interactive stage shows. These highly entertaining events are, at heart, motivational lectures, designed to raise the aspirations of Gareth's audience and equip them with strategies that will help them achieve.
Having studied drama at Aberystwyth and Oxford, Geraint joined BBC Wales as an announcer and newsreader for Radio Cymru immediately after graduating in 1996. He joined the BBC Radio Wales team of announcers in 1998 and still works for both networks.
An accomplished pianist and violinist, Welsh speaking, Gethin Jones is a multi-talented TV presenter with a background in economics, music and sport. He is best known for his time on Blue Peter, and as a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing.
Early work such as David Jones's 'In Parenthesis' for the Third programme included, importantly, two parts in the original Douglas Cleverdon production of Dylan Thomas's 'Under Milk Wood' with Richard Burton. Gwenyth went on to perform Under Milk Wood with the cast at the Globe Theatre in London.
Born in Llangefri, Anglesey, Hywel Gwynfryn is a very happy self- confessed workacholic. He is one of the main presenters of BBC Radio Cymru.
Television presenter, Iolo Williams, grew up in in Llanwddyn near Lake Vyrnwy. At the beginning of 1985, Iolo got a job with the RSPB and spent the next 14 years working for the organisation. During this time, he became a regular on the media - on TV, radio and in newspapers - making a name for himself as a leading expert on Welsh birdlife.
His big TV break came in 1997 when BBC Wales approached him to work on a new series called 'Visions of Snowdonia' which followed the lives of six people living and working on the slopes of the country's highest mountain. He was offered a second series - this time, Iolo was 'Birdman' and it's a name that has stuck.
Jason Mohammad is one of BBC Wales' most experienced and high profile news and sport presenters.
In late 2007, Jason Mohammad became the face of BBC Wales' new sport programme, Sport Wales. Jason also presents live football and can regularly be seen hosting the major BBC Sport shows including Final Score, Match of the Day, Six Nations, World Championship Snooker and Autumn International Rugby. Jason Mohammad is one of the most popular broadcasters and can also be heard on BBC Radio Wales hosting his own daily radio show.
Katie has always been a 'performer' and, as a six year old 'drama queen', she had the lead role in the school play, 'Alice in Wonderland'. Her first performance in high school was when she won the school talent competition singing Eva Cassidy's 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow'. Katie also took part in the school production of 'High School Musical'. Since year nine Katie has really been interested in all aspects of performing arts. She has a passion for acting and, having such a good singing voice, means a lot more possibilities are available to her as a performer.
Kim Marks has worked on a range of programmes from consumer issues and daily magazine shows to current affairs. Returning to to BBC Wales Kim joined the regular presenting team on Wales' flagship television news programme "Wales Today" for seven years. As well as voicing numerous trails and promos, Kim has been a regular reader of short stories for BBC Welsh learners' programme, Catchphrase. (MCIPR). Kim continues to combine her role as a newsreader at BBC Radio Wales with that of a public relations consultant.
Lord Dafydd Wigley is a fluent English and Welsh speaker. With a wide and extremely impressive career, since he graduated from Manchester University Dafydd Wigley is a commanding and extremely interesting speaker on a wide range of subjects.
Amongst his many accolades Dafydd Wigley was appointed MP for Caernarfon, serving for over twenty-five years. Dafydd has also had six books published which include several autobiographies.
Born and bred in Gowerton, Swansea, Lowri Morgan graduated in Music - specialising in voice. She is an accomplished soloist as well as being a trained violinist and pianist. During her youth, she was a member of the National Youth Choir as well as the National Youth Orchestra and travelled with the county orchestra as their soloist singing Welsh folk songs throughout America.
Lowri Morgan is a BAFTA and multi award winning television presenter, a World Class Ultra endurance marathon runner, having raced in some of the World's most toughest and extreme races and is a global Adventurer.
Lowri Morgan is one of only six in the World to ever complete the notoriously difficult 350 mile non-stop footrace '6633 Ultra' in the Arctic and the challenging Jungle Ultra Marathon in the Amazon Forest.
June 2016 saw Lowri with four colleagues made up the first all-woman team to enter the arduous Three Peaks Challenge. They were dismissed until the third day when they made fellow competitors stand up and take notice. THEY WON! Lowri, once again, making her mark in the world of ultra athletics.
Stunning television presenter Mai Davies has had an impressive career in television to-date. She was, for several years, the reader of the daily Sky Television news. Mai has also presented many other television programmes, including the weekly chat show/discussion programme 'On the Edge' featuring high profile celebrities and prominent figures; 'Wales This Week', the award winning weekly investigative current affairs programme; 'First Past The Post', a 'Pop Idol' type competition to find an 'alternative politician'; 'Sharp End Debates' studio debates during Assembly and General Elections as 'Question Time'; 'Sharp End', an issue based political discussion programme and 'Wales Decides', live Assembly Election results.
BAFTA Cymru award winninng acress, Mali Harries was born in Cardiff. Mali was educated at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf, Cardiff. Mali went on to study at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, graduating in 1997.
Mali Harries is an extremely popular Welsh actress who has been in the television industry since 1999. Mali has appeared in several well established TV series, such as Holby City, The Bill and Doctors
Mali plays a role as DI Mared Rhys in "HINDERLAND", the highy popular detective drama series set in Aberystwyth.
After studying for a Welsh Degree at University of Wales, Swansea and for a PhD about second language teaching methodology to adults; Nia found herself teaching Welsh to adults at University of Wales. Nia was trainig new teachers, teaching Welsh in the workplace and developing new teaching materials.
In the year 2000, Nia Parry ventured into broadcasting and the media, working as a Welsh tutor on the series 'Welsh in a Week' on S4C. Nia went on to teach and present on the series 'cariad@iaith' (Love 4 Language) teaching celebrities such as Tanni Grey Thompson, Ruth Madoc and Janet Street Porter to speak Welsh.
Nigel Owens is a high profile international rugby union referee. Nigel is known for being a strong personality and great referee.
Nigel is a popular after dinner speaker and interesting sports personality who speaks with a great insight about a range of subjects. In international terms Nigel Owens was the only Welsh referee at the 2007 World Cup in France, as well as the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand and has been an international referee since 2005. Proudly, Nigel Owens is one of two referees ever to be appointed to two consecutive Heineken Cup Finals, the first being Munster v Toulouse at the Millennium Stadium in 2008 and the second Leicester Tigers v Leinster at Murrayfield in 2009.
Nigel is also a presenter on the Welsh TV show "Jonathan" and the sports-themed Welsh chat show "Bwrw'r Bar".
Born and raised in Ammanford young, bilingual, television presenter, Owain Wyn Evans, is a familiar face with Welsh audiences. Owain is one of the youngest journalists to be employed by the BBC Wales News Department and has numerous television credits to his name.
Rebecca John is a popular and experienced reporter and presenter on the television news programme, BBC Wales Today. Rebecca has a passion for languages and studied French and German at Cambridge University. She has also learnt Welsh and has appeared on the S4C programme, Welsh in a Week. Rebecca's love of language and attention to detail have earned her the title of Wales Today's unofficial 'grammar tsar'.
Roy Noble OBE is a former Head Teacher. Roy's move to broadcasting was gradual and part-time at first but Roy Noble is now one of the best loved and most listened to broadcasters in Wales. Roy's unique brand of humour, easy-going personality and power of verbal communication made his daily BBC Radio Wales programme one of the most popular in Wales for which he received a Sony Award in 1999. Roy has also had a highly successful career in television - Network BBC and S4C - working both in the medium of Welsh and English. Roy has been presenter on a diet series with Barbara Dickson and a three times a week magazine programme. A most entertaining speaker who injects clever, subtle humour into his presentation
Ruth Madoc is best known for her wonderful portrayal of Gladys Pugh in the classic comedy series 'Hi-De-Hi!' for which received a BAFTA nomination.
A graduate of the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she has covered every aspect of the theatrical and entertainment industry, making her one of the country's most sought after leading ladies.
Sean Fletcher is a sport presenter on Sky television. Sean's story is one of seizing opportunities, from when he got his initial break on BBC Wales, to doing the 10 O'Clock News alongside Moira Stewart at short notice because the regular sport presenter was suddenly taken ill.
Shane Williams is one of the greatest Welsh Rugby Union players of all time. Shane scored 60 tries in 91 Test Matches for Wales and the Biritsh and Irish Lions.
Shane is Wales' most capped winger and was part of the 2005 Six Nations Grand Slam winning side. Shane was the first Welshman to be named IRB International Player of the Year.
He also won BBC Welsh Personality of the Year.
Shane spent the final years of his career coaching and playing in Japan. He now has a career in broadcasting as a pundit covering the 6 Nations Championship for BBC and Rugby World Cup for ITV.
Sian Evans presented her own BBC Radio Wales quiz programme 'Elimination' for some considerable time. It was Sian's quick wit and bubbly, interactional personality that made this programme so successful. Sian was employed as a producer at the BBC when she was offered the part of 'relief presenter'. She jumped at the chance and has presented or acted as reporter on various programmes ever since. These include chat shows; natural history; live entertainment; magazine programme.
Sian Lloyd is a national TV presenter, experienced awards host and conference chair.
A well - known journalist and broadcaster, Sian regularly presents BBC Breakfast (BBC One), The news slot on Marr (BBC One) and is a correspondent for BBC network news.
Sian also works across other genres and has co-presented Crimewatch Roadshow (BBC One) for the past three years, presenting live shows from police forces across the country.
Sian began her TV and Radio career in Wales presenting BBC Wales Today (BBC One Wales) and the drive-time radio programme Good Evening Wales on BBC Radio Wales. Sian still regularly works in radio, for Radio 4's Today and PM programmes. Last year Sian was appointed Wales Correspondent for BBC Network news making her the face and voice of stories from Wales for national TV and radio programmes.
Entrepreneur and Entertainer, Stifyn Parri, is the Managing Director of Mr Producer. Stifyn has 35 year's experience in the creative industiries and works as Creative Producer, Entertainer, Presenter, Consultant and Mentor.
Stifyn set up Mr Producer in 2001 and has produced some of Wales' most prominent live events such as the Opening Weekend of Wales Millennium Centre for BBC Wales, and "Welcome 2 Wales", Ryder Cup Opening Concert at the Millennium Stadium for SKY 1 and Sky Arts.
Stifyn created and managed the globally renowned Welsh Expat Social Welsh and Sexy Society (SWS) for over 10 years, with events in London, Spain, New York and Russia.