OVER the years Sian Williams has become a familiar face on TV, thanks to her career in news broadcasting.
Who is Sian Williams?
Sian Mary Williams was born on November 28, 1964, and is a Welsh journalist and current affairs presenter.
The broadcaster is best known for her work with the BBC and Channel 5 News.
Sian was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014 and had a double mastectomy.
She revealed that she had to “retrain” her brain to help her with anxiety over hospital visits.
In 2016, Sian wrote a critically acclaimed book on dealing with adversity; Rise: Surviving And Thriving After Trauma.
In 2021 she became a registered counselling psychologist with the Health and Care Professionals Council.
What TV shows has she been in?
After joining the BBC in 1985, Sian climbed the ladder, and from 2001 until 2012 hosted BBC Breakfast.
She fronted two series of BBC One’s discussion programme Sunday Morning Live from 2014 until 2015.
Sian has also been a guest presenter on The One Show.
In 2016 Sian swapped broadcasters and went to Channel 5 News.
However in March 2022 she quit the show and live news anchoring altogether, to pursue other projects.
But Sian did add that she will continue to present her weekly mental health segment for Channel 5 News.
In a statement she said: “I’ve been a journalist for more than 35 years across the BBC and ITN.
“News will always be one of the driving passions of my life and the latest chapter at Channel 5 and 5 News has been one of the happiest.”
Is Sian married and does she have children?
Sian has been married twice and has four kids.
In 1991, she married Neale Hunt, a former director of advertising firm McCann Erickson.
Together they had two sons, Joss and Alex.
Following the couple’s divorce, Sian married her second husband Paul Woolwich in 2006, and they welcomed two children together, Seth and Eve.
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