Former HTV Wales presenter Nicola Heywood-Thomas dies aged 67

Nicola Heywood Thomas

Former HTV Wales newsreader Nicola Heywood Thomas has died at the age of 67.

Nicola began her career at BBC Wales from university as a news researcher.

She worked for Wales Today as a sub-editor, reporter and presenter but is best known for her 18 years as HTV’s main news presenter.

“The ITV Cymru Wales family are very sad to hear of the passing of broadcaster Nicola Heywood-Thomas,” said ITV Wales.

“As one of ITV Cymru Wales’ most iconic faces, she anchored Wales at Six for more than 15 years.

“Thoughts are with all her friends and colleagues tonight.”

Radio Wales editor, Carolyn Hitt said those at the station were “deeply saddened” by the news of her death.

“She was fascinated by performers and artists and the stories behind the work they created, and always looked for imaginative ways to communicate these stories.”

The mother-of-three was said to have been coping with “challenging health issues” before her death.

(Image from ITV Wales)

Posted by Johnnie Larkin on Thursday 6 April 2023