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Sian Williams Biography

Sian Williams is a Welsh journalist, current affairs broadcaster, and psychologist who is best known for her work with the BBC. From 2001 until 2012, Williams anchored weekday versions of BBC Breakfast as well as all major news bulletins on BBC One. She hosted two seasons of BBC One’s debate show Sunday Morning Live from 2014 to 2015.

Sian Williams Age | Birthday

How old is Sian? She is 57 years old as of 28 November 2021. She was born Sian Mary Williams in 1964 in Paddington, London, England. Sian celebrates her birthday every 28th of November.

Sian Williams Education

She gained a BA in English and History from Oxford Polytechnic (now Oxford Brookes University), studied critical journalistic writing at the University of Rhode Island, and graduated with a distinction in MSc psychology from the University of Westminster. In 2012 Williams began training in Psychology and was awarded a doctorate of counseling psychology in 2021 from the City, University of London.

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Sian Williams Height

How tall is Sian? The Welsh journalist stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches(1.59 m).

Sian Williams Nationality

Sian is an American national and citizen by birth. She was born in Paddington, London, England. She is of mixed ethnicity/heritage/ancestry. She comes from a large extended family and is proud of her Welsh ancestry.

Sian Williams Family | Parents

Williams was born in Eastbourne, East Sussex, to Katherine Rees, a Llanelli native who had moved to London to pursue a career as a nurse. Williams’ father was a farmer from Glamorgan, and his family was from Swansea.

Sian Williams Married | Husband

Is Williams still Married? Sian was married to Neale Hunt, a former director of advertising business McCann Erickson, since February 1991, and they had two kids. The two later divorced, Williams went ahead to marry Paul Woolwich in 2006 and gave birth to her third son in October 2006. In March 2009, Williams gave birth to a daughter.

Sian Williams Children

Sian has four children, three sons and one daughter, two from her first marriage, and the other two from her current marriage.

Sian Williams Net Worth

The famous  Welsh journalist has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – and $5 Million which she has earned throughout her career. This includes her property, funds, and earnings. Her main source of income is her work as a journalist.

Sian Williams Health | Breast Cancer

Williams revealed in May 2016 that she had undergone a double mastectomy following a breast cancer diagnosis. In an interview with Woman and Home magazine, the Channel 5 presenter disclosed that she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014, only a week after her 50th birthday. She claimed that she had always assumed she was healthy since she had “done everything right.” Her main anxiety was that she would miss out on seeing her two youngest children grow up.

Sian Williams BBC |Career

She started her career as a reporter and producer for BBC Local Radio stations in Liverpool, Sheffield, Leeds, and Manchester in 1985. From 1990 until 1997, she served as an editor for BBC Radio 4’s The World at One and PM programs. Williams has worked as a program editor on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 5 Live for various news and election programs. Williams served as an output editor for BBC News 24 prior to the channel’s launch in 1997. Williams was asked to fill in when one of the potential presenters fell ill during the screening process. Producers were so impressed with her performance that they put her in the lead from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., alongside Gavin.

She worked for the channel for nearly two years until becoming a Special Correspondent for BBC One’s Six O’Clock News in 1999. During Fiona Bruce’s maternity leave in 2001, she began as a relief presenter for the bulletin before taking over as its principal Friday presenter. Williams was also a frequent guest on BBC One’s weekend news programs. Williams started as a relief presenter on BBC Breakfast on January 12, 2001. During her maternity leave in 2004, Williams filled in for Raworth on the Six O’Clock News, co-presenting with George Alagiah, and the following year, she covered the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake in Sri Lanka and Thailand, as well as the Kashmir earthquake in Pakistan.

When the production team was transferred to Salford on March 15, 2012, Williams quit BBC Breakfast. In 2012, she returned to BBC Radio 4 as a co-host for Saturday Live. Other than news and current affairs, Williams has hosted programs such as The One Show, Big Welsh Challenge, Now You’re Talking, and City Hospital. In 2010, Williams worked as a reporter for Watchdog. In 2013, she and Nicky Campbell and Rebecca Wilcox co-hosted Your Money, Their Tricks. Tanni Grey-Thompson, Suzanne Packer, and Siân Phillips were among the guests on Williams’ three-part interview series for BBC One Wales, The Sian Williams Interview.

Williams took over as the new host of Sunday Morning Live, BBC One’s religious and ethical debate show, in June 2014. She hosted the show for two seasons before stepping down in June 2016 and being replaced by Naga Munchetty. Williams announced her departure from the BBC on November 5, 2015, to become the new main presenter of 5 News. On January 4, 2016, she delivered her first 5 News bulletin. From 2017 to the present, she co-hosts Save Money: Good Health on ITV with Ranj Singh and ‘Secrets of Your Supermarket