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Owain Wyn Evans

Owain Wyn Evans

British journalist and broadcaster
Owain Wyn Evans
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Intro British journalist and broadcaster
Is Journalist
From United Kingdom
Type Journalism
Gender male
Birth 9 March 1984, Ammanford, United Kingdom
Age 36 years
Star sign PiscesPisces
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Biography

Owain Wyn Evans (born 9 March 1984) is a Welsh journalist, broadcaster and award-winning television presenter, currently working for the BBC as a weather presenter for television and radio services in England. He is the senior weather presenter for the flagship nightly news programme North West Tonight.

Career

Evans began his broadcasting career at the age of 18 when he became the presenter of Welsh language children's news programme, Ffeil. He has contributed to an array of programmes in Wales including S4C's Welsh language programmes Stwnsh, Planed Plant, Salon, Uned5, I'r Eithaf and Wedi 7.

He then worked as a reporter, presenter and video journalist for BBC Wales and in 2012 he began presenting the weather on BBC Radio Cymru and BBC Wales Today. In 2015, he joined the weather and news presentation team for BBC Look North. In September 2019 it was announced that Evans would be the new lead weather presenter for BBC North West Tonight.

Evans has been credited for introducing short-form video forecasts on social media, having first produced these on the video sharing platform Vine in 2013. He has developed these into GIF forecasts and stickers, which he regularly posts on social media platforms.

In 2017, Evans celebrated International Drag Day by giving a drag queen-themed forecast that pays tribute to drag queens and RuPaul's Drag Race. In 2019 he worked with BBC Three and RuPaul's Drag Race UK to film an updated version of the forecast, including the names of each contestant in the TV show ahead of the launch.

In the spring of 2017 it was reported that he would front his own show on BBC Radio York until August. Evans regularly co-presents alongside Carol Vorderman on BBC Radio Wales.

In 2018, Evans collaborated with Netflix to produce a series of videos celebrating pride events across the UK with Queer Eye's Karamo Brown.

Awards

In July 2019, Evans was awarded Best TV Presenter at the O2 Media Awards for Yorkshire and Humber.

Personal life

Evans has spoken out about homophobic abuse received on Twitter for his presenting style and continues to be vocal in his support the LGBTQ community. He has been featured on the Pinc List, a list of the 40 most influential LGBTQ people from Wales in 2015, 2017, and 2018.

In March 2017, Evans married his long-term partner Dr Arran Evans in London.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 16 Apr 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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