|Full Name Lucy Jane Cohen|
Role Television presenter
Spouse Rhodri Owen (m. 2004)
Children Gabriel Owen
Name Lucy Owen
|Born 28 November 1970 (age 45) (1970-11-28) Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales|
Education Royal Holloway, University of London
Notable credits ITV News: Wales at Six, BBC Wales Today
Movies and TV shows The Mend, BBC Wales Today, Kelly & Cal, Higher Ground, Mayfly
Similar People Rhodri Owen, Jen McGowan, John Magary, Vera Farmiga
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Lucy Owen (born Lucy Jane Cohen, 18 June 1970) is a Welsh television news reader.
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Owen attended Howell's School in Llandaff, Cardiff, and graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London, in English.
Owen began her broadcasting career at BBC Radio Wales as a researcher, later progressing to a reporting and co-presenting role for a features programme. She joined HTV Wales in 1995 as a newsreader for regional opt-outs during GMTV, and between 1996 and 2007, she co-presented Wales Tonight, the regional news programme on ITV Wales, broadcast from Cardiff.
Owen presented on the now defunct ITV News Channel, and was also seen anchoring the main ITV News: Lunchtime News, Evening News and Weekend News. Owen signed off from her last edition of Wales Tonight on Friday 19 October 2007.
In a surprise but personally motivated move, from Monday 5 November 2007 Owen began presenting the BBC Wales evening news programme BBC Wales Today, replacing long-standing presenter Sara Edwards. To Owen's surprise it then came to light that she was following in her late father – Jeff Cohen's – footsteps as he had worked as an occasional freelance newsreader on Wales Today in 1962 whilst establishing his estate agency business. As a result of the channel move, Owen also joined her husband on the team of BAFTA award winning X-Ray.
Owen is also one of eight celebrities chosen to participate in an intense week learning Welsh in an eco-friendly chic campsite in Pembrokeshire in the series [email protected]:love4language shown on S4C in May 2012.
Owen married fellow Welsh television presenter Rhodri Owen in June 2004 at St Andrew's Church in St Andrews Major near Dinas Powys. The couple live in Llangan, and London. After trying to conceive, the couple undertook treatment via IVF. Their son Gabriel was born on 10 March 2008 by Caesarean section, weighing 5 lb 12oz (2.3 kg).
Known in Wales for her charity work, Owen works with a range of cancer charities, St John Ambulance, and Bobath Children's Therapy Centre Wales which provides specialist Bobath therapy to children who have cerebral palsy; she is also an ambassador for the Prince's Trust in Wales.