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RTÉ announces Brian O'Donovan as its new Washington correspondent

O’Donovan is taking over from Caitríona Perry.

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RTÉ HAS ANNOUNCED that it has appointed Brian O’Donovan as its new Washington correspondent.

O’Donovan takes over from Caitríona Perry who was announced as one the new presenters of the RTÉ Six:One news.

Commenting on his new role, Brian said: “I am absolutely delighted. For me, this is the dream job. I have very big shoes to fill following on from my colleague Caitriona Perry and I am really looking forward to starting in Washington in the New Year.”

O’Donovan has reported from major international news stories around the world including the aftermath of the Nice terror attacks, the verdict of the Molly Martens Corbett trial in North Carolina, and most recently on the Catalan independence protests in Spain.

He will be taking up the post in January 2018.

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