Sian Williams

Sian Williams - After Dinner Speaker - Female Speaker - Presenter

Sian Williams joined BBC Breakfast as a presenter in January 2001, and presents the programme alongside Bill Turbull. This followed a two year stint at the BBC ONE Six O'Clock News as their Special Correspondent and occasional presenter. 

She joined the organisation in 1985 and spent a year working as a reporter in Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds, before settling in Liverpool – where she spent five years at Radio Merseyside as a reporter and producer.

 

In 1991, Sian joined Radio 4's World at One, The World This Weekend and PM, becoming an output editor on all three programmes.

She produced programmes for major news events - following Bill Clinton on his 1992 United States Presidential campaign; producing live shows from Belfast on the IRA ceasefire; and, during the Bosnian war, secured exclusive interviews with main players like the subsequently indicted war criminal Radovan Karadzic.

Sian also output-edited live, three-hour Budget programmes for Radio 4 and studio-produced the 1997 General Election programme on Radios 4 and Five Live.

Her big break into television news came when, in 1997, she accepted a job as an assistant editor with BBC News 24.

The team were screen testing would-be presenters - one fell ill and Sian was asked if she fancied having a go herself. She did, and was subsequently offered the 4.00 to 7.00pm slot on News 24 with Gavin Esler.

Since joining Breakfast, Sian has continued to present the Six O'Clock News; and has also worked on Radio Five Live, where she's hosted Breakfast, Midday, Drive and breaking news specials.

She has presented programmes for BBC Wales (One Show with Aled Jones, and the Big Welsh Challenge, where she spent a year learning Welsh) -  although born and raised in England, Williams is Welsh by heritage, her family hailing from Llanelli.

She also continues to present daytime programmes such as City Hospital.

Feedback

Sian was fab, everyone was really impressed with our choice, thanks for all your help.
Cathy
Comment from Cathy Stretford of Stretford Events after Sian hosted the DWF Employer Awards in 2008

Additional info

Sian Williams is a Welsh Journalist and Current Affairs Presenter, best known for her work with the BBC.  Available to hire for After Dinner Speaking, Corporate Events, Awards Presenter, Awards Host or Inspirational Female Speaker.