Stan Hazell is a print and broadcast journalist. His career began on the Swansea and South Wales Voice weekly newspapers where he cut his teeth as a young reporter in the mining valleys. He joined the Western Mail in Cardiff before running their Swansea office. Returning to Cardiff to write the Western Mail‘s Wales and the World column, he then joined the newsroom team at TWW, the commercial television station. He was soon to find himself reporting on the Aberfan disaster and later organised coverage of the tour through the Principality of the Prince of Wales after his investiture at Caernarvon Castle.
After moving to Bristol to join the West of England news team, by now HTV News, he became news editor and then editor of the evening magazine programme. He worked on all the major news events in the West Country through the 70s, 80s and 90s, among them Concorde’s first flight and the St Paul’s riots. He also produced current affairs programmes and live outside broadcasts including Royal visits and the opening of the Second Severn Bridge.