Rhodri Williams

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For the Welsh rugby union player see Rhodri Williams (rugby player)

Rhodri Williams (born 10 May 1968 as Rhodri Ogwen Williams) is a Welsh sports journalist from Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales.

TV career[edit]

Williams was a main presenter for Sky Sports News and was one of Sky Sports' main rugby presenters - hosting the Heineken Cup and Southern Hemisphere rugby including the Tri Nations, the NPC in New Zealand and the Currie Cup in South Africa.

He was the first presenter on L!VE TV (Britain's first 24 hour cable channel). In 1997 Rhodri was the quizmaster on L!VE TV's football quiz A Game of Two Scarves featuring fans and glamour models. He also hosted the station's talent show, Spanish Archer.

Williams was part of the launch of Channel 5 in the UK as one of the presenters on the channel's afternoon entertainment show 5's Company with Nick Knowles and John Barrowman. He has presented numerous programmes for Welsh language channel S4C, and also presented Animal Hospital[1] with Rolf Harris

He was the main rugby anchor for Setanta Sports and hosted various shows on Setanta Sports News. Williams presented ITV Wales' coverage of the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

Williams has also anchored football programmes with Al Jazeera Sports with whom he covered the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Radio[edit]

Williams has been a presenter on national radio sports station talkSPORT, presenting the Kick-off programme on Thursday from 19:00 to 22:00 and The Sunday Session.

He has also presented radio shows for BBC Radio Wales and Radio Cymru.

Business interests[edit]

Away from the media, Williams owns three businesses in Cardiff.

Personal life[edit]

Williams is the son of famed Welsh TV (S4C) presenter/weather girl Jenny Ogwen. Rhodri was educated at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dinner Date; RHODRI WILLIAMS". Evening Times (Glasgow). March 15, 2001. p. 32. Retrieved 16 August 2012. "Rhodri Williams is filming a sixth series of BBC's Animal Hospital and is one of the presenters on the new series of Rolf's Amazing World of Animals." 

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