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RTÉ reveals new presenter for morning news programme

Keelin Shanley will front a new morning news programme on RTÉ One television and RTÉ News Now in the new year.

Keelin Shanley
Keelin Shanley
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RTÉ HAS ANNOUNCED that Keelin Shanley will front a new two-hour morning news programme that will broadcast on its RTÉ One and RTÉ News Now television channels in the new year.

Shanley, who has worked as a journalist and presenter for the State broadcaster for over 15 years, will front the as yet unnamed news programme that will broadcast on weekday mornings between 9am and 111am.

RTÉ has also announced that Anthony Murnane, the station’s deputy foreign news editor, will be the editor of the programme which will begin broadcasting from late January.

Shanley has won three IFTAs, a National Media, a Law Society and a Radharc award for her work.

She has worked with Prime Time and presents The Consumer Show having previously been a news reporter for Radio France International and CNN World Report.

Murnane has worked across the RTÉ News division since joining the organisation as a journalist over 20 years ago. This includes covering the UK elections in 2010, the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York and the state visit to New Zealand by President McAleese in 2007.

He has presented RTÉ TV’s main news bulletins and was on air for the live coverage of the 9/11 attacks on the United States 11 years ago.

RTÉ has so far released few details about its new morning programme.

It was announced as part of a wider shake-up of news and current affairs coverage announced by the recently appointed managing director of news and current affairs, Kevin Bakhurst, in October.

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