|Name Sara Edwards|
Parents Gwenyth Petty
|Spouse Jonathon Riley|
|Similar People Jonathon Riley, Gwenyth Petty, Mark Hartley, Jamie Blanks, Veronica Fury|
Education University College London
Children Hannah Elinor Alys Riley
Sara Edwards, born 8 February, was a co-presenter of BBC Wales' early-evening news programme, BBC Wales Today. She is currently the HM Lord-Lieutenant of Dyfed.
HM Lord Lieutenant of Dyfed
Sara is the current HM Lord Lieutenant of Dyfed, and the first woman to serve in the role. Dyfed comprises the old counties of Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.
Sara was born in Wales and brought up and educated in London, where she studied medieval and modern history.
She started her career with Capital Radio, contributed regular items to BBC Radio Four, and was a continuity announcer and newsreader for HTV West before joining BBC Wales News. Sara has regularly presented from the Royal Welsh Show and the National Eisteddfod, and has made several series for BBC 2W, including landscape documentaries on rivers, horses, architecture and the countryside in general.
Her other television work has included presenting Children in Need for the BBC; a series on the Sothebys Welsh Sale; co-hosting BBC Breakfast from Cardiff and, in Welsh for S4C, 'Saith Diwrnod Ar Y Sul' - a weekly review of the world news. Summer 2008 she presented the Bryn Terfel Faenol Music Festival and the BBC Wales Arts Review of the Year.
Major interviews for BBC Wales include Prince Charles, Prince Albert of Monaco, Sir Kyffin Williams, Dame Edna Everage and politicians including Geoffrey Howe, Ann Widdecombe and Lord Dafydd Elis Thomas.
Sara has also presented a number of radio programmes for Radio Wales, such as 'Sara's People' and 'Food Matters'.
Sara is a Commander of the Order of St John and a supporter of St John Cymru Wales. Sara is also a supporter of The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme in Wales, and has presented Gold Awards on behalf of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh at St James’s Palace.
Sara is the Divisional Vice President of the NSPCC in West Wales, and is involved with Cancer Research Wales, and the British Heart Foundation. She was previously on the council of the University of Wales, Lampeter and the board of the Wales Youth Agency.