Andrea Byrne

Television Presenter and Journalist


icon Andrea lives in Wales with her husband - former British Lion & Wales International Lee Byrne - and their three dogs.

In her spare time, she writes, reads, runs and is a keen yogi and stand-up paddle-boarder! She has competed in the New York marathon and several half marathons.

Andrea writes a monthly column for Cardiff Life, as well as regular features for other publications. She is also working on her first book.

She has an English Literature degree from Southampton University, a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism from Highbury College and a Politics Diploma from the Open University.

Andrea is a Patron for Kidney Wales and an Ambassador for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme. She also supports Tomorrow's Generation - a dyslexia charity and Macmillan Cymru.

iconAndrea is well known for presenting ITV Cymru Wales' 'Wales at Six'. And she is a regular face on the ITV news.

Notable broadcasts include award-winning coverage of the April Jones' verdict and the Gleision mining disaster.

Her most memorable interviewee is Prince Harry, who spoke to her about his charity work in an exclusive interview at Clarence House.

Andrea joined ITV in 2004, broadcasting to the Meridian region. Her first feature series with special access to Chinook helicopter crews leaving for Afghanistan was nominated for an RTS award.

She joined ITV Cymru Wales as a presenter in 2008.

She began her career in local radio at The County Sound Radio Network.


Andrea is known for her warmth and authority as a presenter at high-profile corporate events, including:

  • The Institute of Director Awards
  • The Royal College of Nursing 'Nurse of the Year' Awards
  • The Royal College of Nursing annual conference
  • Federation of Small Businesses Awards
  • Wales' Political Awards, Business in the Community Awards, Tennis Wales Awards, National Assembly
  • An Audience with Former Australian PM Julia Gillard
  • Trust-PA Annual Dinner, Kidney Wales Annual Dinner, various after-dinner speaking

icon Away from news, Andrea fronts live political debates, entertainment programmes and lifestyle shows.

  • 2015-2018: Wales This Week: Wales' award-winning current affairs series.
  • 2016-2018: Crime Files: revealing hte evidence in Wales' worst criminal cases.
  • 2014-2015: Helimeds: tracking the life-saving work of the Wales Air Ambulance.
  • 2012: Diamond Jubilee Special: ITN productions: Live rolling coverage ITV
  • 2011: Royal Wedding Special: ITN productions: Live rolling coverage for ITV
  • 2010: Sharp End: Political debate
  • 2009: The Wales Show: Entertainment - featuring my own stand-up comedy!
  • 2008: Tidal Wales: Meeting the characters who live and breath the Welsh coastline.