Will Hayward

Will Hayward is a multi award winning journalist and columnist based in Wales specialising in politics and investigative journalism.

He is the Acting Political Editor of WalesOnline, the Western Mail and South Wales Echo where he is also a popular columnist. He has a passion for reporting on a huge range of issues around equality, poverty, climate change and domestic violence. For Will political reporting is not about the politicians but the people their day to day decisions affect.

Will didn’t realise he wanted to be a journalist until he was 25.

In his four year career Will has been nominated for 17 journalism awards and was named Welsh Journalist of the year in 2019.

His book Lockdown Wales: How Covid-19 Tested Wales is forthcoming from Seren in December 2020. 



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Author Events

Monday 14th December, 19:00 to 22:00

On Monday 14 December Will Hayward will be speaking at the online Public Affairs Cymru Annual General Meeting. He will discuss some of the key themes covered in his new book Lockdown Wales and his experience reporting on the crisis. Register your interest via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/128248347259. Lockdown Wales: How Covid-19 Tested Wales is available to pre-order now. Find out more about Public Affairs Cymru on their website publicaffairscymru.com.

Monday 7th December, 19:00

Join us to hear Will Hayward, political editor for WalesOnline, discussing his new book Lockdown Wales: How Covid-19 Tested Wales with Sandra Loy live on Zoom. Register for FREE via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/129491317015. Details of how to join will be included in your confirmation email.  About the book: In 2020 everyone’s lives were taken over by the Covid-19 pandemic. No-one was unaffected. The spring lockdown changed the way we lived, the way we looked at each other and at ourselves. Big questions engaged us all: PPE, the health service, care homes, shielding. We became...