Xpose host Karen Koster returning to TV3 part-time to spend time with son Finn
Published 01/08/2015 | 09:30
TV3 star Karen Koster has revealed her plans to return to the station in a part-time capacity.
The Xpose anchor (34) has been with the network for 12 years and in November of last year, she began her 10-month maternity leave as she revelled in first-time motherhood to baby Finn.
The popular presenter, who is one of the most famous faces in Ballymount, has decided to find a better balance between motherhood and her glamorous job when she returns on September 21.
"I'm going back to work part-time so I'll only be doing three days a week," she told the Irish Daily Mail.
"I'll only be earning part-time wages but I think it's the best thing to get to see Finn as much as I can.
"I've been doing little things here and there, filming things that will not go out until November, so it has been great keeping the finger in the pie in that sense and it doesn't feel as daunting then, going back after 10 months.
"I've been given part time, so thank you to TV3 for facilitating that for me."
Karen wed entrepreneur John McGuire in 2013.
Her announcement is just the latest shake-up on the flagship entertainment show with Aisling O'Loughlin saying that she will be taking unpaid leave in order to spend more time with her two sons Louis and Patrick and partner Nicholas MacInnes, whose acute myeloid leukaemia is in remission.
"The whole motherhood and working thing. People are always like, 'Can you balance it?' Well the answer is, 'No, I cannot balance it.' I don't balance it well at all," Aisling previously said.
"I'm taking unpaid time off," she said. "Using my parental leave, and I'm lucky the company offers that. I've got really flexible bosses who are great and look after me," she added.