OnMonday, the 29th December 2014, the former HTV presenter Steve Taylorsadly passed away.
Themuch loved broadcaster, Steve Taylor, the former HTV (now ITV) presenter,was a familiar face presenting many HTV programs which included: Wales at Six,Wales Tonight, Soccer Sunday and HTV News. He was a well-respected journalist,moving from the BBC to HTV (ITV Wales) in 1992. He then went ontopresenting many programmes at HTV for 14 years before saying goodbye to ITV Walesin 2006. He was well known for presenting HTV News/ITV Wales News alongsideco-presenter Lucy Owen, which now has moved to BBC Wales and Lucy now presentsBBC Wales Today.
Formerfriends and colleagues paid tribute to him:
RichardMorgan (ITV Wales reporter) added on Twitter: ‘Itwas a real shock to hear the news. Worked with him for four years – a real pro’.
Phil Henfrey, Head of News and Programmes at ITVCymru Wales, described Mr Taylor as “…an accomplished and fearlessjournalist with a distinctive style crafted over many decades in print, radioand television journalism”.
“Steve was one of the greatsof Welsh news broadcasting and will be sadly missed by listeners, viewers andhis former colleagues in Wales.
As aformer sports and news presenter and producer on ITV Wales Tonight, he hadrightly earned the respect and appreciation of television audiences acrossWales for his warmth, his humour and his integrity.
Everyoneat ITV Cymru Wales is saddened by the news of his passing and our thoughts arewith his family at this time.”
– Phil Henfrey, Head of News and Programmes at ITV Cymru Wales
Rememberingthe late Steve Taylor, 1949-2014.