presntenter and journalist
Mariclare Carey-Jones is a talented Presenter and Broadcast Journalist, who has travelled the world recording television and radio programmes. Mariclare has presented a nightly magazine show, current affairs and news programmes, and she is a former Health Correspondent, but her great passions are wildlife and rural affairs.
Mariclare can currently be heard presenting on Radio 4’s ‘Farming Today’ programme and on ‘Country Focus’ for BBC Radio Wales. In addition, she is a VT Presenter for ‘Wales Live’ on BBC One Wales. Recently, Mariclare presented and produced ‘Saving Gentle Giants’, a documentary about elephant conservation in Laos. The film won several film festival awards including Best Short Film at the S.O.F.A. Wildlife Film Festival, and Gold at the Spotlight Documentary Film Awards.
Previously, Mariclare presented ‘Animal Sanctuary’ for the Made Television Network, and she has fronted many news features on countryside issues for ITV Wales. Mariclare has also been a guest on The One Show, talking about tortoise conservation.
Alongside her television and radio work, Mariclare recently graduated with Merit from a Masters Degree in Wildlife and Conservation Management at the University of South Wales. Her dissertation was an investigation into the UK primate pet trade and she was asked to write about her findings for the Primate Society of Great Britain’s magazine, ‘Primate Eye’.
As a teenager, Mariclare spent most of her time outdoors with ponies and horses. She was a member of both the Wales and GB Junior Showjumping Teams, competing at shows across the UK and Europe.
Mariclare now supports a range of animal charities, she is also a member of the International Tortoise Association and a volunteer at The Frenchie & Friends Foundation dog rescue. She is also an Ambassador for the Marie Curie Cardiff and Vale Hospice.