Sunday 20 August 2017

Irish woman Dee Forbes confirmed as RTE's new director general

Dee Forbes
Dee Forbes
Philip Ryan

Philip Ryan

RTE has confirmed Discovery Channel Europe's boss Dee Forbes as its new director general.

Ms Forbes was today formally put forward as the board of RTE's nominee to replace current director general Noel Curran at a meeting today.

The appointment is expected to be sent for ratification to the government in the coming days.

Ms Forbes,  who is origianlly from West Cork, has worked in senior positions in high-profile entertainment channels such as the Cartoon Network and Boomerang.

Mostly recently, she was head of the Discovery Channel in Europe.

RTE's head of news Kevin Bakhurst had been to linked to the job.

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