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BBC News presenter Jamie Owen to leave BBC Wales Today

BBC regional news presenter Jamie Owen has announced he is to leave the corporation today.

He joined the BBC in 1989 and has presented Wales Today since 1994 but is taking up a new role with international broadcaster TRT World, a Turkish-backed broadcaster.

Owen said: “I’ve had a blast at BBC Wales – but the offer to front international news on a global platform is an offer too good to refuse.”

Owen has fronted the regions main news programme for 22 years, and has presented on Radio 3, Radio 4 and BBC Radio Wales.

“I want to thank Jamie for his huge contribution to BBC Wales over many years,” Garmon Rhys, BBC Wales’ head of news added.

“A unique broadcaster, he’s been an integral part of BBC Wales Today for over two decades.”

Updated: Tuesday 9 January 2018

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