Howard Griffiths (presenter) - Career


Howard Griffiths is a radio and television presenter. His broadcast career started on board Concorde en route to New York reporting for BBC Radio 5's Rave programme presented by Rob Brydon. Howard's popularity in Wales led to appearances on numerous radio and television programmes on BBC and ITV, including fronting his own travel series for ITV 1 Wales which ran for two series 2002 - 2003 and hosted a live phone in programme at BBC Radio Wales 2003 to 2007. Howard was a picker on ITV's Blind Date in 1993. The first and second shows attracted 16 and 17 million viewers. He appeared on Best of Blind Date 1994 and Best of the Last 10 years of Blind Date 1995.

November 1998, Griffiths ran the New York Marathon with Falklands War hero Simon Weston OBE, reporting for BBC Choice and BBC Radio Wales. August 1999 he presented in total darkness, live coverage of the eclipse for BBC Radio Wales, 10,000 feet above Cornwall. He was BBC Wales' man in the Dome on Millennium Eve, for BBC's Leaving the 20th Century.

Griffiths has presented television programmes for the BBC, ITV, and Ideal World, the TV shopping channel. He voiced "Viewers Letters" on "Points of View" BBC ONE with Terry Wogan and Jeremy Vine for many years. He fronted the Woolite television commercial campaign in the UK in 2008.

July 7 2009 he reported live from Los Angeles at Michael Jackson's Memorial Service inside the Staples Centre for BBC.

He's an ambassador for numerous charities, hosts events across the country and presents live every week on Ideal World.

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