RTE has appointed Catriona Perry as its new Washington Correspondent to replace Richard Downes.
Perry has worked as a journalist in RTÉ since 2007, reporting across television and radio news including the Six One and Nine O’Clock news programmes, Morning Ireland, the News at One, Drivetime and other RTÉ programmes.
She was awarded the National Justice Media Award in 2012 for Best TV News for her coverage of the government’s handling of St Patrick’s Institution for juvenile offenders. She has also worked as a newscaster for RTÉ Radio 1, 2FM and Lyric FM.
Perry, who speaks French, German, Spanish and Italian, was awarded a Masters degree in International Relations from DCU in 2010.
The Dubliner said: “I'm thrilled and utterly delighted. The Washington Correspondent is such an important role, one I've wanted and worked towards for a long time. I just can't wait to get started."
She will take up the position in the coming weeks.