Mike Edwards (journalist)

Mike Edwards (journalist)

Mike Edwards is the senior news correspondent for STV News in Central Scotland.

Born and bred in Inverness, Edwards has been a journalist for 25 years, beginning as a trainee reporter for the Inverness Courier in 1986. He later switched to radio and worked for Radio Forth, Radio Tay and Moray Firth Radio before returning to press journalism as a sports correspondent for the Press and Journal in Inverness. Edwards was one of 120 journalists sacked for being a member of the National Union of Journalists and spent a year on the picket lines.

Shortly after his dismissal, Edwards moved to Switzerland and worked in Bern for the World Service of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation before joining Scottish Television in 1993 to work on Scotland Today.

He is a major in the Territorial Army and was mobilised for active service in Afghanistan in October 2002 and the Second Gulf War which removed Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq in 2003. He came under repeated enemy fire until his tour of duty ended when he reached Hussein's river palace in Basra. While in Kabul, he wrote his first novel "Friendly Fire". The book was published in April 2006.

His hobbies are writing, travelling and following Inverness Caley Thistle FC. He is also a relief newsreader for short STV News bulletins.

He made a cameo appearance in the 100th episode of the STV crime drama Taggart on Christmas Eve 2009.

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