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RTÉ names Evelyn O’Rourke as Arts and Media Correspondent


Evelyn O’Rourke has been appointed as Arts and Media Correspondent for RTÉ News following an internal competition.

Ms O’Rourke, from Dublin, is an award-winning broadcast journalist for over 20 years and has worked on a range of programmes in both English and Irish across RTÉ and TG4.

Her current role is as a reporter on RTÉ Radio 1’s Today with Claire Byrne.

As well as co-presenting the Irish Books Awards for many years on RTÉ One television, Ms O’Rourke has also presented and reported for RTÉ Radio 1’s arts programme Arena.

She has also presented the annual Study Hub programme for Leaving Cert students.

On her appointment, Evelyn O’Rourke said: “I am delighted to be appointed as the RTÉ Arts and Media correspondent at a time when Irish acting and writing talent is storming across the world stage, highlighting the boundless talent of our national creative industries.

“I am really looking forward to exploring the wide range of arts and cultural stories in Ireland as well as examining and reporting on the ever-changing media landscape here and bringing those stories to our audiences on digital, radio and television.

“I will hugely miss my colleagues on Radio 1 and the Today with Claire Byrne programme but am relishing the focus of my new role and RTE’s ongoing commitment to telling these important stories.”

Director of RTÉ News and Current Affairs Deirdre McCarthy said: “We are very pleased that Evelyn is joining the News & Current Affairs team as Arts & Media correspondent.

“This correspondency covers two hugely important sectors in Irish life. The Arts plays a vital role in the cultural, social and economic life in this country while the media landscape is rapidly evolving and misinformation and disinformation are posing a real challenge for us all.”

Ms O’Rourke replaces Sinéad Crowley as Arts and Media Correspondent.


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