Marc Edwards (TV presenter)

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Marc Edwards
Born (1980-11-11) November 11, 1980 (age 34)
Paris, France
Nationality British Chinese
Education

Radley College;

Durham University
Occupation Television Presenter
See also: Mark Edwards

Marc Edwards (born 1980) is a Welsh and Chinese Television Presenter on China Central Television (中国中央电视台) and on France 24. He currently presents Travelogue. He was the male stadium announcer in French and English for the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony and London 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony.

Background[edit]

Marc was born in Paris to a Welsh father and a Malaysian-Chinese mother, and is fluent in French, Mandarin and English. He lived the first seven years of his life in Paris, before attending Prestfelde School in Shrewsbury then Radley College in Oxfordshire, England. He read modern languages and business at Durham University, and worked in London and Paris before moving to China.[1]

While studying for a degree in Business, Italian and French he hosted his own show on the university radio station, Purple FM.[2]

Edwards was hired in 2007 by China Central Television’s international-language channel CCTV News, where he hosts their flagship travel program, Travelogue.[2]

His first feature was a 3 part series in conjunction with National Geographic’s Trends Traveler magazine. [3] Here he traveled by car along the fabled Tea and Horse Trail[4] from Lijiang in Yunnan to Lhasa in Tibet. Episode 2 of the series won the award for best documentary at the annual CCTV awards 2008.

He hosted Travelogue’s Being Beijing series and mini-series which aired throughout the Beijing Olympics in 2008 highlighting the best things to do, see and eat in the city for those attending the event.[5]

In 2009 Edwards hosted CCTV International's 1st ever travel show in Taiwan, touring the island for 3 weeks. The 5 part series was the 1st major travel program filmed between the mainland and Taiwan.[6]

In 2010 he was chosen to host Travelogue’s Shanghai Shanghai series highlighting all there is to do in the city to help the people attending the World Expo in Shanghai. In the series he also presented a 2 part comprehensive guide to all the entertainment at the event. The series aired throughout the Expo 2010 [7]

2010 also saw Edwards present the Miss World Bikini Finals for CCTV News.[8] The competition held annually in Beihai formed part of Travelogue's guide to the seaside resort.[9]

Edwards presents the Technology Show, Tech 24, on France's international news channel, France 24 [2]

Marc Edwards was the male stadium announcer in English and French for the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony directed by Danny Boyle (Along with Layla Anna-Lee, the Female voice). He was also the male stadium announcer for the London 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony[10] (Along with Trish Bertram, the Female voice).

Notable Series[edit]

  • Series 5 - Taiwan
  • Tea and Horse Trail
  • Opening and Closing Ceremony Stadium Announcer - London 2012 Olympic Games
  • Opening and Closing Ceremony Stadium Announcer - London 2012 Paralympic Games
  • Olympic presenter for the London 2012 Fencing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CCTV International". Cctv.com. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 
  2. ^ a b c "Jo Carlton | Talent4 Media | Marc Edwards". Talent4 Media. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 
  3. ^ "美国国家地理频道 | National Geographic Channel | 寰宇地理 | 福克斯国际频道 | Fox International Channel". Natgeo.com.cn. 2010-01-25. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 
  4. ^ "CCTV International". Cctv.com. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 
  5. ^ "Being Beijing with Travelogue CCTV". Cctv.com. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 
  6. ^ View all articles. "Taiwan Series, Travelogue, CCTV News - CNTV English". English.cctv.com. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 
  7. ^ "Shanghai Series- Travelogue - CNTV English". Retrieved 2013-08-01. 
  8. ^ MarcEdwards. "Fast Breaking, Hard Hitting Headlines at the Miss World Bikini _Marc Edwards的博客_央视网博客_央视网". Blog.cntv.cn. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 
  9. ^ "Travelogue 2010-10-11 Beihai, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region CCTV News - CNTV English". 2010-10-11. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 
  10. ^ "Jo Carlton | Talent4 Media | Home". Talent4 Media. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 

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