Category:Journalists from Cardiff
Pages in category "Journalists from Cardiff"
The following 21 pages are in this category, out of 21 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 21 pages are in this category, out of 21 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Steve Andrews – Steve Andrews, was born in Canton, Cardiff in 1953 and lived in Ely for 25 years, a suburb on the outskirts of Cardiff in South Wales. He is a singer-songwriter, writer and Journalist with a strong interest in botany, Steve is known for having a brightly coloured beard and being a Welsh icon. He was dubbed The Bard of Ely by Big Issue Cymru when he had a column in the publication. Steve Andrews is the author of Herbs of the Northern Shaman published by O-Books and Hummadruz and he has a Cardiff University BA degree in Journalism, Film and Broadcast. Also his song Rubber Ducky was used in the drama Y Tŷ on S4C, Steve was a guest on many of Steve Johnsons radio shows in Wales
2. Jeremy Bowen – Jeremy Francis John Bowen is a Welsh journalist and television presenter. He was the BBCs Middle East correspondent based in Jerusalem between 1995 and 2000, and has been its Middle East Editor since 2005 and his father Gareth reported the 1966 Aberfan coal slurry disaster for the BBC, and became editor of news at Radio Wales. He joined the BBC in 1984 and has been a war correspondent for much of his career and he has reported from more than 70 different countries, predominantly in the Middle East and in the Balkans. He reported from Bosnia-Herzegovina during the Bosnian War there, and from Kosovo during the 1999 conflict, Bowen has been under fire on assignment a number of times. In what he was later to describe as the moment of his life. This took place while Bowen was covering the Israel Defense Forces pullout from Lebanon, Bowens car came under fire from the IDF. He was also a guest host on the panel game Have I Got News for You, and presented the BBCs 2001 three-part series Son of God. He also presented Moses in 2002, a documentary that chronicled the life of Moses. Given the chance to cover the 2003 invasion of Iraq from Baghdad, nonetheless, Bowen subsequently returned to the field in March 2003, as special correspondent, during which time he covered the death of Pope John Paul II. On 11 May 2008, Bowen and his camera operator again came under fire in Mount Lebanon, nobody was injured and the incident was caught on camera. The complaints included 24 allegations of breaching BBC guidelines on accuracy, the BBC Trusts censure was based on articles about Har Homa in the 1960s, how the Six-Day War affected the Middle East, and an article on the aftermath of the aforementioned war. Jeremy Bowen has voiced opposition to the censure, calling it a result of a group who he called the enemies of impartiality. Also, on a claim that was found to be lacking in accuracy because it was not properly sourced, a website article was amended and Bowen did not face any disciplinary measures. In February 2011, Bowen became the first British journalist to interview Muammar Gaddafi since the start of the 2011 Libyan civil war against him, as the conflict progressed at least two of Bowens notebooks were either lost or stolen. One of these notebooks was subsequently found in the remains of a convoy which the rebel force which attacked it say contained Gaddafis son. The notebook contained both Bowens words and a number of notes in Arabic detailing military manoeuvres and a list of persons to be detained. On 5 July 2013, while reporting for the BBC the protests in Egypt regarding the former president Morsi and he escaped without major injury and was taken away by his colleagues and bandaged up. He was one of the few journalists inside Syria reporting on the crisis, in February 2015, he spoke with President Bashar al-Assad about the ongoing Syrian conflict during an exclusive BBC interview
3. Leonard Brockington – Leonard Walter Brockington CMG QC was a Canadian lawyer, civil servant, public figure, and the first head of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Born in Cardiff, Wales, one of seven children, Brockington was educated at the University of Wales, graduating with honours in Latin and he arrived in Canada in 1912. Settling in Edmonton, Brockington became a journalist and civil servant and he studied law at the University of Alberta and became a solicitor for the city of Calgary. He then joined the Calgary law firm of James Lougheed and R. B and he served as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the CBC from 1936 to 1939. The Visitorship brings a person of distinction to come to Queens to deliver a public lecture, and to meet formally and informally with faculty, students. Queens has also named Brockington House, a student residence, in his memory, in 1946, he was made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George. LW Brockington Leonard Walter Brockington fonds at Queen’s University Archives Leonard Walter Brockington at The Canadian Encyclopedia
4. Henry Lascelles Carr – Henry Lascelles Carr was a British newspaper proprietor and businessman. Born in Yorkshire, Carr relocated to South Wales where he became a journalist, Carr became editor of the Western Mail and later its owner, before buying the London-based News of the World. Carr was also the Chairman of the Cardiff-based Royal Hotel Company and was a city councillor, Carr was born in the town of Knottingley, Yorkshire in 1844 a son of Reverend James B. He was educated at Kingswood School in Bath, and as an adult trained firstly as an accountant before spending a year at Richmond College where he served as the editor of the college magazine. From Richmond he entered St Aidens Anglican training College, but upon graduating Carr decided to follow a path as a journalist rather than entering the priesthood and he then worked for a few years as a journalist for the Liverpool Daily Post. By 1869 Carr was living in Wales, and when John Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute founded the Western Mail in Cardiff that year, he made Carr its first sub-editor. The 1871 Census records Carr as living in Roath while married to Mary Ann Carr of Westmeath in Ireland, they had a child, Loftus Lascelles. In 1877 Lord Bute sold the Western Mail to Carr and Daniel Owen, by 1881, Carr had remarried, to Helen sister of Sir Charles James Jackson, and the 1881 Census records that they had three daughters. In 1884, Carr and Owen formed the Daniel Owen and Co, ltd as a joint stock company. In 1891 Carr, as part of a syndicate, bought the London Sunday paper, News of the World, Emsley would later marry Carrs eldest daughter, Jenny. Around this period Carr branched into the business, becoming Chairman of the Royal Hotel Company. Ill health caused Carr to retire as editor of the Western Mail in 1901, as well as his work in the press, he served as a city councillor of Cardiff and as a Justice of the Peace
5. Guto Harri – Guto Harri is Managing Director of External Communications at Liberty Global. A former BBC Chief Political Correspondent, in May 2008 he was appointed as Communications Director for Mayor of London Boris Johnsons administration at London City Hall. He quit Johnsons team when Johnson was re-elected mayor in May 2012 and was confirmed in his role at newspaper publisher News International shortly afterwards and his first name is Welsh and is pronounced. Guto Harri was born in Cardiff to writer/physician Harri Pritchard-Jones and his wife Lenna, a native Welsh speaker, he studied at the Tonyrefail and Bryntaf schools before attending Ysgol Gyfun Llanhari and Queens College, Oxford, where he studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics. He then undertook a course in Broadcast Journalism at the Centre for Journalism Studies. He was a presenter on BBC television and radio programmes such as The World at One, Westminster Live, Straight Talk, Despatch Box. He played a key role in covering the collapse of Communism in Romania, Czechoslovakia and East Germany before reporting on the Gulf War from Saudi Arabia, Jordan and northern Iraq. He became the BBCs Chief Political Correspondent in November 2002 and also presented the weekly interview programme. He moved briefly to Rome from July 2004 to January 2005, in May 2008 he was appointed Communications Director for Mayor of London Boris Johnsons administration at London City Hall. He joined News International in May 2012 as the Head of their PR team and he joined Virgin Media owner Liberty Global in February 2015 as their managing director of external communications. He is married and has three children, outside of work, he enjoys rowing, sailing, fishing and cooking. Harri is a trustee for S4C and non-executive board member for Hay-on-Wye book festival, Guto Harri at the Internet Movie Database Guto Harri calls Boris Johnson a buffoon Guto Harri linked to S4C role Profile at BBC Newswatch London Speaker Bureau biography
6. John Humphrys – Desmond John Humphrys is an award-winning Welsh broadcaster. He presents the programme with Justin Webb, Nick Robinson, Mishal Husain, since 2003 he has been the host of the BBC Two television quiz show Mastermind. Humphrys has a reputation as a tenacious and forthright interviewer, occasionally politicians have been critical of his style after being subjected to a tough interview on live radio. Humphrys was born at 193 Pearl Street, Adamsdown, son of Winifred Mary, a hairdresser, and Edward George Humphrys and he was one of five children. During early life Humphrys had a bout of whooping cough and concerned that he would be known as Dismal Desmond his Mother opted to use the name John and his parents encouraged him to do his homework and he passed the eleven plus exam. He became a pupil at Cardiff High School, but he did not fit into the environment there. He was a pupil and left school at 15 to become a reporter on the Penarth Times. He later joined the Western Mail, Humphrys joined TWW, a commercial television channel based in Wales, and was the first reporter on the scene of the Aberfan disaster in October 1966. He joined the BBC later that year as the reporter for Liverpool and the Northwest. He then worked as a correspondent, initially having to go abroad. Later he took his family with him to the United States, Humphrys became disillusioned with living in hotels and life on-the-road as a foreign correspondent, and returned to London in 1980 to take up the post of BBC Diplomatic Correspondent. In 1981 he became the presenter of the BBCs flagship Nine OClock News. This appointment marked a change in the BBCs approach to news broadcasting, the job on Today was unexpectedly offered when John Timpson was about to retire at the end of 1986. Humphrys began presenting Today in January 1987, joining Brian Redhead and he still made occasional appearances fronting BBC TV news bulletins in the 1990s. During the 1991 Gulf War he was a presenter on the BBC Radio 4 News FM service. From 1993 he presented the weekly On The Record political TV show until its demise in 2002 and he made the headlines on 28 August 2004 for giving the yearly MacTaggart Lecture in which he made scathing criticism of the dumbing-down of British television. He criticised reality shows such as Big Brother, as well as the violence in British soap operas. He made these criticisms after five years with no television set, on 6 September 2005, Humphrys was censured by the Corporation for his use of inappropriate and misguided language
7. Jason Mohammad – Jason Mohammad is a British radio and television presenter from Cardiff, Wales. Mohammad was born and brought up in Cardiff to a Pakistani father and Welsh mother and he studied Welsh and Politics at Swansea University, and then attended Cardiff University for a postgraduate diploma in broadcast journalism. Mohammad joined the BBC in 1997 as a reporter for BBC Wales Today before becoming the anchor of Wales on Saturday, in 2013, he became the host of Final Score on BBC One. He is the presenter of Scrum V on BBC2 Wales, Mohammad was part of the BBCs broadcasting crew at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics and is an occasional presenter of Match of the Day. Mohammad hosts a morning show on BBC Radio Wales. Jason Mohammad at BBC Programmes Bio at Elite Management
8. Jon Ronson – Jon Ronson is a Welsh journalist, author, documentary filmmaker and radio presenter whose works include the best-selling The Men Who Stare at Goats and The Psychopath Test. He has been described as a gonzo journalist, becoming something of a faux-naïf character himself in his stories and he is known for his informal but sceptical investigations of controversial fringe politics and science. He has published nine books and his work has appeared in British publications such as The Guardian, City Life and he has made several BBC Television documentary films and two documentary series for Channel 4. Ronson was born in Cardiff in Wales and attended Cardiff High School and he worked for CBC Radio in Cardiff before moving to London for a degree in Media Studies at the Polytechnic of Central London. Ronson, who is culturally Jewish, is a supporter of the British Humanist Association. He is married to Elaine and they have a son, Ronson is a supporter of the football team Arsenal and has spoken of his adoration of the club. Ronsons first book, Clubbed Class, is a travelogue in which he bluffs his way into a jet set lifestyle and his second book, Them, Adventures with Extremists chronicles his experiences with people labelled as extremists. Subjects in the book include David Icke, Randy Weaver, Omar Bakri Muhammad, Ian Paisley, Alex Jones, Ronson also follows independent investigators of secretive groups such as the Bilderberg Group. The narrative tells of Ronsons attempts to infiltrate the shadowy cabal fabled, by these conspiracy theorists, the book, a best-seller, was described by Louis Theroux as funny and compulsively readable picaresque adventure through a paranoid shadow world. Variety magazine announced in September 2005 that Them has been purchased by Universal Pictures to be turned into a feature film, the screenplay is being written by Mike White, produced by White and the comedian Jack Black, and directed by Edgar Wright. Ronson contributed the memoir A Fantastic Life to the Picador anthology Truth or Dare, Ronsons third book, The Men Who Stare at Goats, deals with the secret New Age unit within the United States Army called the First Earth Battalion. Much was based on the ideas of Lt. Col. Jim Channon, ret. who wrote the First Earth Battalion Operations Manual in 1979, the book suggests that these New Age military ideas mutated over the decades to influence interrogation techniques at Guantanamo Bay. An eponymous film of the book was released in 2009, in which Ronsons investigations were fictionalised and structured around a journey to Iraq, Ronson is played by the actor Ewan McGregor in the film. Ronsons fourth book, Out of the Ordinary, True Tales of Everyday Craziness is a collection of his Guardian articles, a companion volume was What I Do, More True Tales of Everyday Craziness. The Psychopath Test, A Journey Through the Madness Industry is Ronsons fifth book, in it, he explores the nature of psychopathic behaviour, learning how to apply the Hare Psychopathy Checklist, and investigating its reliability. He interviews people in facilities for the insane as well as potential psychopaths in corporate boardrooms. The book has been rejected by The Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy and by Robert D. Hare, Hare described the book as frivolous, shallow, and professionally disconcerting. Lost at Sea, The Jon Ronson Mysteries is Ronsons sixth book, Ronsons book, So Youve Been Publicly Shamed, concerns the effect of the internet age on acts of public humiliation
9. Howard Spring – Howard Spring was a Welsh author and journalist who wrote in English. He began his career as a journalist but from 1934 produced a series of best-selling novels for adults. Howard Spring was born in Cardiff, the son of a jobbing gardener. Spring was forced to leave school at the age of twelve and he later became an office boy at a firm of chartered accountants in Cardiff Docks and then a messenger at the offices of the South Wales Daily News. He graduated to be a reporter on both the morning and evening editions of the South Wales Daily News, after the war, he returned to the Guardian, where he worked as a reporter. C. P. Scott, the editor, apparently regarded Springs reporting skills highly, he wrote of Spring that, Spring described the offer as irresistible and the appointment proved very successful. Shabby Tiger was adapted as a TV series and produced by Granada Television in 1973 and it starred John Nolan as Nick and Prunella Gee as Anna, with Sharon Maughan making her TV debut as the glamorous and ambitious Rachel Rosing. A sequel to the novel followed a year later, Rachel Rosing, both were published in the U. S. in 1936. His first major success in the market came with My Son. Originally titled O Absalom, which was successful in America and was adapted there as the 1940 film My Son. It was adapted for television by the BBC in 1977 and it is his most translated work, WorldCat libraries report editions in Chinese, German, Hebrew and four other languages. In 1939 Spring moved to Mylor in Cornwall to become a full-time writer, in 1940, his best-known work, Fame Is the Spur, the story of a Labour leaders rise to power, was published. During the war years Spring wrote two novels, Hard Facts and Dunkerleys. The last was known for producing plays at the open-air Minack Theatre on the cliffs near Lands End. Spring was a popular and successful writer, who combined a wide understanding of character with technical skill as a novelist. His method of composition was painstaking and professional, each morning he would shut himself in his room and write one thousand words, steadily building up to novels of around 150,000 words. He rarely made major alterations to his writings, Howard Spring died of a stroke. In 1967, his widow Marion Howard Spring wrote a story of their life together called Howard