Sharon Ní Bheoláin

Sharon Ní Bheoláin [ˈʃærən n̠ʲiː ˈvʲoːlˠaːnʲ] (born 15 February 1971)[1] is an Irish journalist, newsreader and presenter with Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ), Ireland's national radio and television station, where she has presented many flagship programmes including RTÉ News: One O'Clock and RTÉ News: Six One as well as all other news bulletins on both radio and television.[1]

Sharon Ní Bheoláin
Born
Sharon Boland

(1971-02-15) 15 February 1971
NationalityIrish
Alma materTrinity College, Dublin
Occupation
EmployerRaidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ)
Notable credit(s)
Nuacht RTÉ
RTÉ News: One O'Clock
RTÉ News: Six One
Turas Teanga
Spouse(s)Kevin Cantrell
(m. 1999; div. 2005)
Partner(s)Finbarr Heslin
Children1

In 2018 she became the co-anchor of RTÉ News: Nine O'Clock sharing presenting duties with Eileen Dunne while she will also present Crimecall every month along with presenting Leaders’ Questions every Wednesday and Thursday morning during the Dáil term.

Career

Before joining RTÉ, she worked for the Dublin radio station, 'Raidió na Life'.[2][3][4]

Ní Bheoláin began her career with RTÉ in 1994, presenting Nuacht RTÉ and in 1997, she became the presenter of News 2.[2] Throughout the early 2000s, she had sporadic appearances on various RTÉ News programmes, including the Six-One News, the Nine O'Clock programme and on RTÉ Two's News programmes. In 2005, she became permanent co-presenter of the Six One News. In November 2013, Ní Bheoláin revealed that she would be leaving Six One News to pursue something new.[5]

She also presented the short-run RTÉ series Turas Teanga, which helped viewers learn the Irish language.

Personal life

Ní Bheoláin is separated and has one daughter.[3] Though not a native Irish speaker, she graduated from Trinity College, Dublin (TCD), with a Bachelor of Arts honours degree in early and modern Irish in 1992.[2]

In 2014, she was the victim of two online stalkers.[6]

References

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