Kevin Owen

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Kevin Owen
Born (1966-12-17) December 17, 1966 (age 52)[1]
EducationMasters in Journalism from Cardiff University[2]
OccupationJournalist

Kevin Owen is a British television and radio news anchor, reporter and presenter who was born in Plymouth.[3] He has worked in UK regional and network broadcasting for more than three decades. He is now based in Moscow for Russian global news channel RT, where he is the longest-serving news anchor.

His early career began presenting the BBC Wales news programme Wales Today in the 1980s.[4][5][3] He then moved to commercial station HTV Wales to be one of the main anchors for the station's daily news programme Wales Tonight in the mid-1990s, before moving to sister channel HTV West in Bristol, in 1996. Owen also worked at Channel Television based in Jersey, and presented his own radio show on Orchard FM in Somerset. Between 2001 and early 2006 he anchored Sky News and since then has worked for Moscow-based TV channel RT as its senior news anchor. He also previously worked extensively for the BBC World Service.

In 2008, Owen won Russia's TEFI award for "News Anchor of the Year", becoming the first foreigner to win the award.[3] The prize, similar to Britain's Royal Television Society awards, was established in 1995 by the Academy of Russian Television (ART), an independent association including professionals from leading domestic television companies.

He was awarded a post-graduate diploma in broadcast journalism from Cardiff University.

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  1. ^ Komsomolskaya Pravda (24 July 2009). "Ведущий телеканала Russia Today британец Кевин Оуэн: "Меня уже не мутит от запаха российского бензина..."". Komsomol Truth. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  2. ^ Komsomolskaya Pravda (24 July 2009). "Ведущий телеканала Russia Today британец Кевин Оуэн: "Меня уже не мутит от запаха российского бензина..."". Komsomol Truth. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  3. ^ a b c Komsomolskaya Pravda (24 July 2009). "Ведущий телеканала Russia Today британец Кевин Оуэн: "Меня уже не мутит от запаха российского бензина..."". Komsomol Truth. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  4. ^ BBC (2014). "BBC Cymru Wales @ 50 Celebrating 50 years of TV". BBC. Archived from the original on 11 May 2017. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  5. ^ Tim Walker (24 July 2009). "Voice of the Kremlin has a Welsh accent". The Telegraph. Retrieved 19 April 2017.

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