Tom Savage sadly passed away this morning following a battle with a short illness.
The communications consultant and former RTE Chairman is the husband of communications expert Terry Prone, and the father of former Today FM presenter Anton Savage.
Tom had a lengthy career in the media in Ireland. He presented a number of RTE programmes such as Eye Witness and It Says In The Papers. He was also the founder and producer of Morning Ireland, and Chairman of the RTE Authority from 2009 to 2014.
Speaking of his death RTE Director General Dee Forbes said, “This morning we heard the sad news of Tom Savage’s passing after a short illness. Tom’s life and career intertwined with RTÉ over many years, as a reporter, producer, editor, presenter and ultimately as Chairman.
“He loved and had a passion for broadcasting, radio in particular, and beyond news and politics he was also huge sports fan. On behalf of RTÉ, I would like pass on all our condolences to Terry and Anton and his extended family. May he rest in peace.”
Most recently Tom was involved in the Communications Clinic, which he established with his family in 2008.
Our thoughts are with Tom’s family and friends at this time.