Owain Wyn Evans

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Owain Wyn Evans
Born
Owain Wyn Evans

(1984-03-09) 9 March 1984 (age 35)
ResidenceLeeds, West Yorkshire
NationalityBritish
OccupationJournalist and Weather presenter
Years active2003-present
EmployerBBC
Known forLook North from Hull
Look North from Leeds
BBC Look North (North East and Cumbria)
BBC Wales Today
Ffeil
TelevisionBBC Look North
Inside Out

Owain Wyn Evans (born 9 March 1984) is a Welsh journalist, broadcaster and verified instagram personality,[1] currently working for the BBC as a weather presenter for television and radio services in the North of England.

Career[edit]

Owain began his broadcasting career at the age of 18 when he became the presenter of Welsh language children's news programme, Ffeil. 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.[2] Since 2015 he has been presenting the weather for BBC Look North. [3]

Owain has spoken out about homophobic abuse received on Twitter for his presenting style[4] 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, [5] 2017, [6] and 2018. [7] In 2017 Owain celebrated International Drag Day by giving a drag queen-themed forecast that pays tribute to drag queens and RuPaul's Drag Race.[8][9]

In 2018 Owain collaborated with Netflix to produce a series of videos celebrating pride events across the UK with Queer Eye (2018 TV series)’s Karamo Brown.[10]

Owain is also a reporter for Inside Out and a regular stand-in presenter across BBC radio stations in Yorkshire.[11]

Personal life[edit]

In March 2017, Owain married his long term partner Arran Evans-Rees in London.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Owain Wyn Evans (@owainwynevans) • Instagram photos and videos". www.instagram.com. Retrieved 2019-03-22.
  2. ^ "Owain Wyn Evans, Elite Celebrity Management". Retrieved 6 September 2018.
  3. ^ "We've Met Yorkshire's Favourite Weatherman Owain Wyn Evans". Leeds City Magazine. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  4. ^ Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith (29 December 2014). "BBC Wales weatherman Owain Wyn Evans says he receives homophobic online abuse for his presenting style". Independent. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
  5. ^ Hannah Jones (15 August 2015). "The Pinc List 2015: The 40 most influential LGBT people in Wales". Wales Online. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  6. ^ "The Pinc List 2017: The 40 most influential LGBT people in Wales". Wales Online. 19 August 2017. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  7. ^ Ruth Mosalski (18 August 2018). "The Pinc List 2018: The 40 most influential LGBT+ people in Wales". Wales Online. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  8. ^ "WATCH: BBC weatherman gives drag queen-themed forecast to celebrate International Drag Day". Gay Star News. 2017-07-17. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
  9. ^ Jasmin Gray (2017-07-17). "BBC Weatherman Owain Wyn Evans Goes Viral With 'Amazing' Drag-Themed Forecast". Huffington Post. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
  10. ^ Magdalene Dalziel (13 July 2018). "Watch as Queer Eye predicts the weather for Glasgow Pride Weekend". Glasgow Live. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  11. ^ "TV host Owain Wyn Evans joins BBC Radio York". Radio Today UK. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  12. ^ Kathryn Williams (2017-03-13). "Popular weatherman Owain Wyn Evans ties the knot with long-term partner". Wales Online. Retrieved 6 September 2018.