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Caitriona Perry and Keelin Shanley are the new presenters of Six One News

The pair begin broadcasting in January.

Keelin Shanley and Caitriona Perry
Keelin Shanley and Caitriona Perry
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RTÉ NEWS HAS announced that Keelin Shanley and Caitriona Perry will be the new presenters of the RTÉ Six One News from January.

Shanley, who currently presents News at One on RTÉ Radio 1 and Crimecall on RTÉ One television, will be joined by RTÉ’s current Washington Correspondent Caitriona Perry, as co-presenters on the flagship programme.

The change in presenters comes as Bryan Dobson and Sharon Ní Bheolain move on to new roles. Dobson moved on last night as he gets set to move to Morning Ireland on RTÉ Radio One next week, while Ní Bheolain will present the Nine O’Clock News on rotation with Eileen Dunne, and remain as a presenter of Leaders Questions. She will also be the new presenter of Crimecall.

Director of RTÉ News & Current Affairs Jon Williams said:

“For over a decade, Bryan and Sharon have set the standard for TV News in Ireland and I couldn’t be more grateful and more excited as each embarks on new challenges for RTÉ News.

I’m thrilled that Keelin and Caitriona will bring their intellect, competitive drive, and focus on storytelling to RTÉ’s Six One News. In a news environment where we are bombarded by opinions and half-truths all day long, there’s no bigger challenge than to make sense of it all on Six One – and no better new presenting team to do so.

Shanley has worked a number of roles in RTÉ including stints on Prime Time, Morning Edition and The Consumer Show as well as Morning Ireland, Today with Sean O’Rourke and The Late Debate on RTÉ radio.

Perry joined RTÉ in 2007 and has been Washington correspondent since 2013. She has written a book on the rise of President Donald Trump.

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