DirectorIn Ireland, I was associate editor of the Irish Independent and news editor of the Sunday Independent. A front-row witness to war, US presidential elections, numerous murder trials and even the Thierry Henry handball. I’ve always been fascinated by the use of words and understanding how stories seize the attention in so many different ways. When not working, I’m a bit obsessed with Liverpool FC and Bruce Springsteen. I loved living in cities such as London, Edinburgh and Dublin but now converted to the unrivalled work/life balance in the West of Ireland.
DirectorJournalism was the only career path for me. I expected drama and intrigue; I wasn’t disappointed. My first day, in the summer of 1996, saw me join the Irish Independent team covering the homecoming of triple-gold medallist Michelle Smith from the Atlanta Olympic Games. We all know how that ended. After 13 exciting years at INM, I moved to The Sunday Business Post (as News Features Editor and later News Editor) – just two weeks before the 2008 financial crash. Great timing! Outside of work, I almost always have my head stuck in a book – unless I am walking the woods or beaches of Sligo with my family or sipping cocktails with my old journo pals.
PR and Content Executive
Getting a camcorder from Santa when I was 12 inspired my love of interviewing and led to a career in journalism. For 15 years, I worked in print, radio and TV in a variety of roles including news reporter and radio presenter with KBS (South Korea’s national broadcaster) and as entertainment editor with the Sligo Weekender. I’ve also worked as a producer/presenter for online TV and had an occasional career as an actress with small roles in HBO’s “Camelot”, the infamous short-short film The Angelus (filmed in Sligo) and a variety of commercials in Korea. I lived in Seoul for six years and had many wonderful adventures around Asia before deciding to return home to the beautiful North West where I now work with StoryLab.