RTÉ has officially confirmed that Claire Byrne will be the new presenter for Radio 1’s mid-morning programme, Today show. From next Monday, August 24th, Claire will take to the airwaves to present the two-hour programme on weekdays from 10 am to 12 pm.
Speaking about her new role, Claire said, “I am truly delighted, honoured and humbled to be taking on this new role at RTÉ Radio 1. My job will be to represent the voices of the RTÉ Radio 1 listeners, and to always ask the questions they want answered at this most critical time.
“I won’t let them down. I can’t wait to get started with the legendary team who work on the show and to help craft with them, the informative, entertaining and important Today show we’ve all come to know, love and rely on in our daily listening lives.”
Claire will be replacing Sean O’Rourke, who left the role back in May after he announced his retirement.
Peter Woods, Head of RTÉ Radio 1 also commented on Claire’s new role, saying, “Claire has vast experience across all RTÉ platforms but began her career with radio presenting the Late Debate and subsequently, Saturday with Claire Byrne. She brings that experience, a natural curiosity, focus and real integrity to the Today programme.
“I’ve no doubt, with an excellent team in place, Today with Claire Byrne will continue to set the headlines in these, unprecedented times. I’d also like to thank Sarah McInerney for her considerable input, on this station, since last May and am looking forward to continuing working with her.”