Australia and New Zealand Correspondent, BBC World News
Hywel joined the BBC in 2000 after winning a place on the graduate training scheme. A placement at BBC Wales’ Cardiff newsroom led to him basing his career there. His first on-screen role was as the West Wales reporter for BBC Wales Today in 2002 before becoming BBC Wales’ Health Correspondent in 2005. In 2012, after a stint in the London newsroom, Hywel was appointed the Wales correspondent for BBC network news. This role has seen him report regularly across the BBC’s flagship news programmes such as the News at Six and News at Ten, as well as BBC Radio 4’s Today and PM programmes.
Hywel has covered a huge range of stories from murder trials to major international sporting fixtures as well as several elections. Before moving to the BBC base in Sydney, Hywel carried out reporting assignments across Europe, in the USA and in the Caribbean.