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Lucy Owen
Lucy Owen (born Lucy Cohen in 1970) is a Welsh television news reader.

Owen attended Howell's School in Llandaff, Cardiff, and graduated from the Royal Holloway, University of London in English. She began her broadcasting career at BBC Radio Wales as a researcher, later progressing to a reporting and co-presenting role for a features programme. She joined HTV Wales in 1995 as a newsreader for regional opt-outs during GMTV, and between 1996 and 2007, she co-presented Wales Tonight, the regional news programme on ITV Wales, broadcast from Cardiff.

Owen presented on the now defunct ITV News Channel, and was also seen anchoring the main ITV News, Lunchtime News, Evening News and the Weekend News. Owen signed off from her last edition of Wales Tonight on Friday 19 October 2007.

In a surprise but personally motivated move, from Monday 5 November 2007 Owen began presenting the BBC Wales evening news programme BBC Wales Today, replacing long-standing presenter Sara Edwards. As a result of the channel move, Owen also joined her husband on the team of BAFTA award winning X-Ray.

Personal life
Lucy married fellow Welsh television presenter Rhodri Owen in June 2004 at St Andrew's Church in St Andrews Major near Dinas Powys. The couple live in Llangan, and London. After trying to conceive, the couple undertook treatment via IVF. Son Gabriel was born on March 10, 2008 by Caesarean section, weighing 5lb 12oz (2.3kg).

Known locally in Wales for her charity work, Owen works with a range of cancer charities, St John's Ambulance, and Bobath Children's Therapy Centre Wales which provides specialist Bobath therapy to children who have cerebral palsy; she is also an ambassador for the Prince's Trust in Wales.

Stalker incident
In 2001, then Lucy Cohen was stalked by Ashley Jenkins, 24, a student from Swansea who sent the presenter more than 70 letters; Jenkins was later held in a secure unit.


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