Sian Lloyd - Bilingual

Sian Lloyd

An experienced journalist and broadcaster, Sian is a familiar face with viewers across the UK from presenting national programmes, including BBC Breakfast, BBC Crimewatch Roadshow and Panorama. She has also reported on some of the key moments in recent history as a senior news correspondent for the BBC network.

Sian began her TV and Radio career in Wales as a reporter, and then presenter of BBC Wales Today and the drive-time radio programme Good Evening Wales.

Sian grew up in Wrexham and learnt Welsh. She also appears on Welsh language programmes for S4C.

Before becoming a journalist Sian trained as a solicitor in London and Hong Kong, but followed her dream of becoming a reporter not long after qualifying.

Sian is an experienced host and conference chair and has anchored many high profile events in the UK and abroad.

During a career of more than 25 years in the daily news, Sian has faced many challenging situations and has learnt to understand the importance of well-being and resilience. She is able to speak on the topic in a way that is relateable and engaging to an audience.

I’ve been a huge fan of University Challenge over the years, so being asked to appear on the programme, and to represent Leicester University, where I was student, was a massive honour. However, in the run to recording the show I did have a few sleepless nights! Like most people, I manage to get a few answers right when watching at home, but I was definitely putting myself out of my comfort zone.

It was fabulous to be part of team Leicester, Jeremy Paxman and the whole production crew were fantastic, and never has 25 minutes gone so fast in my life. What an experience! You can see how we got on, when Christmas University Challenge - Edinburgh v Leicester - airs on BBC 2 at 20:30 on December 20th.


Not to be missed tv series ‘Efaciwis’ (Children of the War) presented by Sean Fletcher and Sian Lloyd runs for four weeks on S4C commencing 30th January at 8pm. The series looks at the experience of evacuees in Wales and the history of Wales as a place which has offered a refuge to those who have been forced to leave their homes due to war.