Nicola Heywood Thomas Obituary, Death Cause – In recent years, the mother of three had struggled with her health, but she had kept up her broadcasting duties as recently as February. Her on-screen work at HTV, the predecessor to ITV Wales, included reporting, as well as fronting current affairs programs and documentaries. She was also responsible for producing these shows. She was a BAFTA Cymru award winner Following her departure from HTV.
She began working for BBC Radio 3 in addition to becoming intimately involved with the arts coverage at BBC Wales. ITV Wales referred to her as one of the network’s “most iconic faces” in. She served as the host of Wales at Six for more than a decade. Tonight, my thoughts are with all of her friends and those that worked with her. Carolyn Hitt, the editor of Radio Wales, expressed how those who worked there were “deeply saddened” by the news of her passing when it was announced.
The host of the Radio Wales Arts Show, who was 67 years old and lived in Cardiff, started her work at BBC Wales as a news researcher right after she graduated from university. She worked for Wales Today as a sub-editor, reporter, and presenter; however, the role that brought her the most notoriety was her 18 years spent as the primary news presenter on HTV.
Ms. Hitt stated that Ms. Heywood Thomas was “hugely respected and admired” due to the fact that she had been the voice of arts coverage in Wales for more than 25 years. According to what she claimed, the broadcaster brought to her work the intelligence of a journalist and the passion of an arts aficionado. “She was fascinated by performers and artists and the stories behind the work they created, and she always looked for imaginative ways to communicate these stories.
“We have been astounded and deeply touched in recent months to witness her dedication to her Radio Wales programs, even though she was facing such challenging health issues,” she said. “We have been astounded and deeply touched to witness her dedication to her Radio Wales programs.” We shall miss her commitment, her friendliness, and the creativity she brought to everything she did. “Wales is mourning the loss of one of its most talented broadcasters.”
Ms. Hitt said. “She was also fascinated by the stories behind the work that they created.” “Nicola was a staunch supporter of Welsh culture and strongly opposed the notion that participating in the arts was some sort of elitist activity,” Ms. Hitt lauded the work ethic and “fantastic company” of her colleague, saying that it was a pleasure to be around her.