Phil Parry has won numerous awards – including BT Wales TV Reporter of the Year (twice) Radio Reporter of the Year and overall Welsh Journalist of the Year, the best Current Affairs programme at the Royal Television Society ceremony, as well as the Celtic Media Award for best Current Affairs programme.
For 10 years he presented the regular BBC Wales TV series Week In, Week Out which secured new evidence, leading to the release from prison of three men who had been wrongly convicted of murder.
He is currently Editor of the investigative website The Eye – https://the-eye.wales
It charts his time as a cub reporter where he started on the South Wales Echo at the age of 21, his move into work for UK newspapers and from there into television and radio.
23 years at the BBC and worked as a reporter with the BBC2 programmes Public Eye and Newsnight as well as presenting episodes of Panorama. Yet he was struck down with the incurable crippling condition Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (HSP) and now works from home.
It is the story of how a journalist copes with disability after such a glittering past.