Lucy Owen Biography
Born Lucy Jane Cohen, Lucy Owen is a Welsh television news reader. She is one of the most experienced broadcasters in Wales. In addition, Owen presents BBC One Wales’ flagship news program Wales Today, and BBC One Wales’ primetime consumer program X-Ray, alongside her husband Rhodri Owen.
Lucy Owen Age|Birthday
Owen was born on June 18, 1971. Therefore, she is 51 years old as of 2022 and celebrates her birthday on 18th June every year.
Lucy Owen Height|Weight
Owen’s height is 5 feet 3 inches (approximately 160 centimeters). However, Lucy’s weight measurements are currently under review.
Lucy Owen Family
Owen was born in Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales to her loving parents. Her father’s name is Jeff Cohen. However, Lucy has not disclosed her mother’s identity or if she has any siblings. In addition, Lucy is of Jewish heritage.
Lucy Owen Husband
Owen is happily married to Rhodri Owen, a fellow Welsh television presenter. The duo got married in June 2004 at St Andrews Church in St Andrews Major near Dinas Powys. Additionally, they co-parent together in Llangan and London. Moreover, the duo undertook treatment via IVF after trying to conceive. Additionally, Gabriel, their son was born on March 10, 2008, by Caesarean section.
Furthermore, she has worked with ST John Ambulance and Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre Wales which provides specialist Bobath therapy to children who have cerebral palsy. Additionally, Owen is also an ambassador for Ty Hafan, the hospice for children in Wales, and the Prince’s Trust in Wales.
Lucy Owen Education
Owen graduated from Royal Holloway, the University of London in English.
Lucy Owen Career
Owen began her broadcasting career as a researcher at BBC Radio Wales. Later, she progressed to a reporting and co-presenting role for a features program. Additionally, Lucy joined HTV Wales in 1995 as a newsreader for regional opt-outs during GMTV. Moreover, between 1996 and 2007, she co-presented Wales Tonight, the regional news program on ITV Wales, broadcast from Cardiff.
In addition, she presented on the now defunct ITV News Channel and was also seen anchoring the main ITV News: Lunchtime News, Evening News, and Weekend News. She signed off from her last edition of Wales Tonight on Friday, October 19, 2007. Furthermore, she began presenting the BBC Wales evening news program BBC Wales Today on Monday, November 5, 2007, replacing long-standing presenter Sara Edwards. Additionally, it 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 to her surprise.
Furthermore, the newsreader also joined her husband on the team of BAFTA award-winning X-Ray as a result of the channel move. Moreover, since 2016, Owen has co-hosted X-Ray with Rachel Treadaway-Williams and comedian Omar Hamdi. Additionally, Lucy is also one of the eight celebrities chosen to participate in an intense week learning Welsh in an eco-friendly chic campsite in Pembrokeshire in the series cariad@iaith:love4language shown on S4C in May 2012.
Lucy Owen’s Net Worth
Owen’s net worth ranges between $1 million and $5 million.