Former HTV and BBC journalist Steve Taylor dies

Steve Taylor Image copyright ITV Wales News
Image caption Steve Taylor was a regular face presenting the news on HTV

Former HTV and BBC Wales journalist Steve Taylor, who was a regular face presenting the news, has died aged 65.

Mr Taylor's roles at the BBC included presenting the Four-Five-Six programme on BBC Radio Wales.

He later joined HTV - the predecessor of ITV Wales - as a presenter and journalist, where he worked between 1992 and 2006

He also presented on BBC Radio Gwent and worked for the Newport-based South Wales Argus newspaper.

BBC Wales' Head of News and Current Affairs Mark O'Callaghan said: "Steve was a well-respected colleague who worked for the BBC Wales news team for many years.

"We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends."

Phil Henfrey, Head of News and Programmes at ITV Cymru Wales, described Mr Taylor as "an accomplished and fearless journalist".

"Steve was one of the greats of Welsh news broadcasting and will be sadly missed by listeners, viewers and his former colleagues in Wales."

Nicola Heywood Thomas, a former colleague of Mr Taylor, described his death as a "great loss".

She added: "We had enormous fun and I think Steve will be remembered very fondly by everybody who worked with him at BBC Wales and at HTV Wales."

Mr Taylor leaves a wife and two children.

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