BBC Cymru Wales appoints Gareth Lewis as Political Editor

BBC Radio Wales Drive presenter Gareth Lewis is the new Political Editor at BBC Cymru Wales.

Gareth has covered numerous elections both for the Senedd and Westminster; the Brexit referendum; the pandemic as well as the often tumultuous world of Welsh sport.

Welcoming his appointment, Delyth Isaac, Head of News and Current Affairs, BBC Cymru Wales said: “An outstanding journalist, Gareth brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role of Political Editor.

“Through his insightful and sharp interviews, Gareth asks the difficult questions that are front of mind for audiences in a way that’s interesting and engaging. I’m delighted to welcome Gareth to the role.”

Gareth said: “I’m really looking forward to covering what will be another defining period in politics with a General Election on the horizon, the probability of a new First Minister as well as the ongoing debates around the future of the NHS, climate change and the economy. I feel it’s a great privilege and I can’t wait to take up the role.”

Gareth predecessor, Felicity Evans was recently appointed BBC Cymru Wales’s Money Editor. A new presenter of BBC Radio Wales’s Drive will be announced shortly.