ITV News Cymru Wales

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ITV News Cymru Wales
ITV News Cymru Wales.png
Also known as Newsweek Wales
Wales Tonight
(1994-9, 2005–13)
Format Regional News
Presented by Andrea Byrne
Jonathan Hill
Ruth Wignall
Country of origin Wales
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Phil Henfrey
(Head of News and Programmes)
Location(s) Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 30 minutes (main 18:00 show)
Production company(s) ITV Cymru Wales
Original channel ITV Cymru Wales
Picture format 576i (SDTV 16:9)
Original run 1968 (1968) – present
Related shows ITV News,
BBC Wales Today
External links

ITV News Cymru Wales is a Welsh national television news service, produced by ITV Cymru Wales.


ITV News Cymru Wales is broadcast live from ITV Cymru Wales' studios at Culverhouse Cross on the western outskirts of Cardiff with a newsroom based in Colwyn Bay, in the north of the country, and a political unit at the National Assembly of Wales in Cardiff Bay. District reporters are also based in Carmarthen, Merthyr Tydfil, Swansea and Wrexham.[1]

ITV Wales was unaffected by the ITV regional news cuts in 2009.[2]

On Monday 14 January 2013, the news service was relaunched and renamed as ITV News Cymru Wales.[3]

On 17 September 2013, ITV announced it would launch a weekly 30-minute current affairs programme, Newsweek Wales, featuring interviews, analysis and a look back at the week's main news stories in Wales.[4] The new programme, broadcast on Sunday lunchtimes, was launched on Sunday 22 September 2013. A previous plan to extend the weekday late bulletin to 15 minutes was scrapped.

Broadcast times[edit]

ITV News Cymru Wales airs on ITV Cymru Wales seven days a week.

On weekdays, three short bulletins are broadcast during Daybreak at 6:07am, 7:07am and 8:07am with a four-minute lunchtime update at 1:55pm, following the ITV News at 1:30. The main half-hour programme airs at 6pm with a 7-minute late bulletin at 10:30pm, following the ITV News at Ten.

At weekends, two 5-minute bulletins are broadcast - one later on Saturday afternoons and another on Sunday evenings. In addition, a half-hour current affairs programme reflecting on the week's Welsh news, Newsweek Wales, airs on Sunday lunchtime and includes an extra news bulletin.[5]

On air team[edit]

The ITV News Cymru Wales on air team consists of the following:[6]

News presenters[edit]

Person Title(s) Related note(s)
Andrea Byrne Main presenter (absent)
Jonathan Hill Main presenter Late bulletin newsreader (alternating)
Ruth Wignall
Andrew Jones Daybreak opts newsreader Lunchtime bulletin newsreader

Weather presenters[edit]

Person Title(s) Related note(s)
Carl Edwards Weather presenter Newsreader/stand-in presenter
Kate Lewis Producer for ITV Cymru Wales


Person Title(s) Related note(s)
Kevin Ashford Mid and West Wales Reporter Newsreader/stand-in presenter
Megan Boot News Reporter Newsreader/stand-in presenter
Bob Constantine Political Correspondent Utilised with ITV News West Country
Carole Green Business Correspondent Newsreader/stand-in presenter
Nick Hartley Sport Reporter Freelance contract
Nicola Hendy News Reporter Newsreader
Sarah Hibbard Freelance contract
Ian Lang North Wales Reporter
Alexandra Lodge News Reporter
Adrian Masters Political Editor
Richard Morgan News Correspondent Newsreader
Rob Osborne Health Reporter
Owain Philips Politics Reporter
Lorna Prichard Wrexham and the North East Reporter
Rob Shelley North Wales Reporter
Dean Thomas Swansea and the South West Reporter Newsreader
Hannah Thomas South Wales Valleys Reporter Newsreader

Former on air team[edit]


  1. ^ Key facts and contact details, ITV Cymru Wales, 11 April 2012
  2. ^ Fitzsimmons, Caitlin (17 February 2009). "Seventeen regions into nine: How the updated ITV local news services will run". Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  3. ^ ITV launches rebrand on air and online,, 14 January 2012
  4. ^ ITV launches new programme Newsweek Wales,, 17 September 2013
  5. ^ ITV launches new programme Newsweek Wales,, 17 September 2013
  6. ^ ITV News in Wales: how to contact the team, 2 May 2013

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Scotland Today
RTS: Television Journalism
Regional Daily News Magazine

Succeeded by
BBC Wales Today