RTE confirm new role for Bryan Dobson

He is leaving RTE News after more than 20 years.

Brian was slightly more flustered...

RTE has confirmed a new role for Bryan Dobson following his departure from the Six One News.

The journalist will now become one of the presenters on Radio 1’s Morning Ireland.

After 21 years presenting RTÉ One’s Six One News programme, the broadcaster will move to be a permanent presenter on RTÉ Radio 1’s flagship radio programme at the end of October.

Bryan will work alongside Rachael English, Dr Gavin Jennings and Audrey Carville as a main anchor of the RTÉ Radio 1 programme.

The newscaster is not completely leaving our screens however, as RTE confirm that he will still be a key presenter for RTÉ’s television coverage of special state events including the forthcoming Budget 2018.

He is leaving the news
He is leaving the news

Speaking about the move for the first time, Bryan Dobson said: “I will greatly miss Six One News but there comes a time to move on and grasp new opportunities. Morning Ireland is the country’s most-listened-to radio programme with an audience that is highly engaged in the debates, arguments and discussions that make up the national conversation.

“I am hugely looking forward to joining the Morning Ireland team and playing my part in serving our listeners and in continuing to meet, and exceed, their expectations.

“Over many years presenting Six One News it has been a privilege to work alongside so many talented and committed colleagues to deliver accurate, relevant and engaging news to our large audience. I thank our viewers for their loyalty and my colleagues for their professionalism and cheerfulness.”

Bryan will join the Morning Ireland team from 30 October. He will continue to co-present the RTÉ Six One News until then.

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