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Closing Date: 23:59 29/05/18
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Previously crowned as the ‘Ultimate TV Presenter,’ at the Cosmopolitan Woman of the Year awards, Christine Lampard (Bleakley) has been a frequent face on Ireland and UK screens. Starting off her career with BBC Northern Ireland on such programmes as Let Me Entertain You, First Stop and Sky High. Most recently, Christine was praised for her stand in appearance as host on the Lorraine show, but was back in her permanent seat on Loose Woman. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Christine raised over £1.5 million after she water-skied across the English channel in 2010.
Cork born, Elaine Crowley is an Irish journalist, presenter and newsreader, best known for presenting TV3’s Midday from 2010 to 2016. An interest in media saw Elaine make the move to Dublin to study in DIT.
Elaine joined TV3 in 2000. Starting off as a newsreader and a presenter on morning talk show Ireland AM, she is a self professed, ‘newshound at heart’ and the producer and host likes to keep a firm foot in the Newsroom door. Elaine recently appeared on RTÉ’s Celebrity Operation Transformation.
Elaine currently presents her own daytime talk show Elaine on TV3
A Dublin-born Cork-raised native, Graham is one of the best-known faces of Irish and British Television. His skills as presenter and comedian saw him rise through the ranks and break into the UK market with ease. In 1996 we saw him embrace his comedic talent alongside Dermot Morgan and Ardal O Hanlon on the Channel 4 hit show, Father Ted. The Graham Norton Show has featured a number of celebrities including, Bono, Meryl Streep. The winner of numerous BAFTA awards and indeed a host of the BAFTA TV Awards several times, Hot Press has described Graham as “The 21st century’s answer to Terry Wogan”.
HECTOR Ó hEOCHAGÁIN
Navan man Hector Ó hEochagáin. After working as a radio broadcaster for many years, he first came to the attention of Irish viewers with his travelogue programme Amú on TG4.
After a few series’ with TG4, he created and hosted two primetime series: Only Fools Buy Horses, and Hanging with Hector. One of the more memorable episodes featured Ó hEochagáin with Taoiseach Bertie Ahern.
In January 2013 he presented a new four-part series called Hector Goes on RTÉ 1. The series was broadcast on RTÉ 1 and reached over 1.8 million viewers. Ó hEochagáin, once again set of travelling in his show Hector Central which aired in 2016.
Karen Koster, best known for her role as Xpose’s lead presenter, has had a long standing career with TV3 since 2004. She is the presenter on TV3’s Xposé. In 2001, she was runner-up in RTÉ’s The Selection Box. Starting off as a weather presenter on Ireland AM, Karen was appointed as one of Xpose’s presenters in April 2007. Over the last 10 years, Karen has interviewed the world’s leading designers, actors and entertainers, including Victoria Beckham, Saoirse Ronan and Sarah Jessica Parker. In her TV3 documentary Mammy Guilt, Karen explores the realities of being a working mother in Ireland. The documentary is part of the True Life documentary strand which aired in January 2017 to rave reviews.
Mallow born Morrissey, was born in Cork but was raised in the Bronx until he was 10. A keen sporting enthusiast, Marty saw his earlier years as a coach and sports player. It was not until 1988 that he entered the world of broadcasting joining the local TV channel “Cork Multi-Channel”. Marty left Cork in 1994, to join RTÉ’s TV Sporting Department and has remained one of their most notable sports presenter ever since. Morrissey has commentated on many sporting events but his bailiwick is Gaelic games. He also has a job as sports reporter and reader on RTÉ News and is known for Saturday Sport show The Marty Squad on RTÉ Radio 1. Earlier in 2018 Marty took to the dancefloor, competing in Ireland’s Dancing with the Stars.
Known as the most influential journalist on Twitter, Matt Cooper is an Irish journalist, author, television presenter and radio presenter of The Last Word on Today FM. He is also former editor of the Sunday Tribune.
Although Matt may be better known to some as a sports TV host – having presented TV3’s Rugby World Cup coverage in 2015 and its GAA coverage previously – since last September he has co-presented The Tonight Show on TV3 with Ivan Yates, a programme that is itself short-listed for an award at this year’s IFTAs. He also made and presented a number of current affairs documentaries for TV3 in recent years, including the two part documentary Trump vs Ireland for TV3 last year and the previous year made Ireland’s Brexit Dilemma.
MIRIAM O CALLAGHAN
Miriam O’Callaghan is the face of Irish television current affairs in RTÉ. She has presented Prime Time since 1996, and her own summer Talk show, Saturday Night with Miriam, since 2005. In the summer of 2009, she began a radio show, Miriam Meets…, since replaced by live show Sunday with Miriam. Miriam saw her early broadcasting career start in the UK with a position on BBC’s Newsnight and was then head-hunted by RTÉ and returned to Ireland in 1993 to present Marketplace, an economics and business programme. Currently co presenting Prime Time; it is the flagship Current Affairs programme of Ireland’s National Broadcaster.
Ryan Tubridy, nicknamed “Tubs”, presents The Late Late Show on RTÉ One, a live TV chat show on Friday nights, along with presenting his daily radio show Monday to Friday mornings on RTÉ Radio 1, The Ryan Tubridy Show. Over the years Ryan has presented live radio on both RTÉ 2FM and RTÉ Radio 1. He made his RTÉ Radio 1 comeback in 2015 where he now presents a morning programme filled with music, conversation and entertainment. As presenter of the Late Late Show, Ryan also presents an annual Late Late Country Music special, along with a Late Late Valentines special which increases in popularity year after year. Just this year, the Late Late Country special paid tribute to the late Big Tom. Ryan has also hosted the Rose of Tralee contest on two occasions.
SHARON NI BHEOLAIN
Sharon Ní Bheoláin is an Irish journalist, newsreader and presenter with RTÉ, where she has presented many flagship programmes including RTÉ News: One O’Clock and RTÉ News: Six One as well as all other news bulletins on both radio and television. Before joining RTÉ, she worked for the Dublin radio station, ‘Raidió na Life. Ní Bheoláin began her career with RTÉ in 1994, presenting Nuacht RTÉ and in 1997, she became the presenter of News 2. In January 2018 Sharon finished presenting the SIX ONE news as she became the new anchor of RTÉ News: Nine O’Clock while she also’s presents Crimecall.
Closing Date: 23:59 29/05/18
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