news2day


news2day is an Irish children's television news programme, broadcast weekdays at 4.25pm on RTÉ Two. It is eight minutes long, and is similar in format to the BBC's Newsround.[1] It is currently presented by Gill Stedman and Nick Sheridan.

news2day
Presented byGill Stedman/Nick Sheridan
Country of originRepublic of Ireland
Original language(s)English
Production
Production location(s)Donnybrook, Dublin
Camera setupSingle-Camera
Running time8 minutes
Production company(s)RTÉ Studios
Release
Original networkRTÉ Two
Original release2003 
present
External links
Website

Format

The programme is aimed at children between the ages of seven and twelve, and is presented in a child-friendly manner, making it easy for children to understand and to gain an interest in the news. They present various topics, which include news, sports, entertainment, and life & style.

In February 2009, to coincide with RTÉ News and Current Affairs receiving a major revamp of a new studio and set, news2day, also received a revamp, with a new computer generated background, new logo, titles, and theme music and also received a new site when RTÉ rebranded The Den to TRTÉ.

History

news2day was first presented by Ailbhe Conneely (2003–2004) and Cathal Murray (2003). Conneely has since become a journalist with RTÉ News and Murray presents an early morning show on RTÉ Radio 1.

The next presenters were Paul O'Flynn (2004–2005) and Sabrina Phelan (2004–2006). O'Flynn now works as a reporter with RTÉ Sport and Phelan is a trainer with Dog Training Ireland.

Then there was Paddy McKenna (2005–2007) who now co-presents RTÉ 2fm's Weekenders with Ruth Scott on RTÉ 2fm. Helen Joyce later joined him (2006–2008), and Stephen Carroll (2007–2008) later joined her. Joyce is a journalist with the BBC and Carroll is a journalist working as a Business Editor for France 24 and a freelance journalist for RTÉ Radio.

After that came Aisling Riordan (2008–2010), now a reporter with RTÉ's Morning Edition. Stephen O'Shea (2008–2010), presented with her. O'Shea works with a Government Minister. Yvonne Redmond (2010–2011) came along then; she is now Communications Executive with Agri Award. Aidan Kelly (2010–2012) later joined her then left to become a journalist with Worldirish.com.[2]

Then came Nick Sheridan (2014 – 2016), who is now working in the RTÉ newsroom.[3]

The current presenters Gill Stedman (2015 – present).

References

  1. "news2day". RTÉ.
  2. "RTÉ news2day presenters reunite". RTÉ Ten. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  3. "Presenters". news2day.
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