Huw Edwards presents BBC News

June 2012 – Present

Lead Studio & OB Director

BBC News at One + Six + Ten +
BBC News Channel LIVE HD

BBC News for BBC One HD + BBC News Channel HD


The latest national and international news, with reports from BBC correspondents worldwide.

Stuart's role as lead studio and OB director

As a senior member of the directing team, I plan, lead and direct flagship BBC News output.

I collaborate with programme editors, correspondents and technical crew to devise and then deliver editorially ambitious programmes.

I also create and implement solutions to resolve production challenges arising from changing editorial needs, technical limitations and staffing issues.

BBC News at Five and Film Review Launch

The Film Review

Following BBC News' move to New Broadcasting House, I launched the BBC News at Five and the Film Review from our new studios – collaborating with the launch team to devise the look and shooting style.

Live Event Outside Broadcasts

Downing Street

I've delivered numerous live event OBs outside broadcasts – including from Downing Street on the day of Baroness Thatcher's death.  I enjoy working closely with my crew to identify the best camera and presentation positions to make the most of our location.

London 2012 Olympic Games

Gallery monitor stack at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Capturing the electric atmosphere of the London 2012 Olympic Games from our purpose built studio overlooking the Olympic Park will be something I'll never forget.  I resolved day-to-day production and technical challenges and sought ways to enhance our coverage by calling upon and utilising the full range of resources available to right-holding broadcasters.


18th January 2013

BBC News at Six – 6.73m / 29%

I directed 2013's most watched news bulletin.

Source: BARB / Broadcast

13th November 2015

BBC News – 1.68m / 8%

I directed 2 1/2 hours of rolling coverage on the BBC News Channel on the evening of the Paris Terrorist attacks.

Source: Overnights



Huw Edwards
George Alagiah
Fiona Bruce
Sophie Raworth
Mishal Husain
Lead Studio and OB Director
Stuart Earl
Editor, BBC News at SIX + TEN
Paul Royall
Editor, BBC News at ONE + BBC News Channel
Sam Taylor