Thursday 8 December 2016

Lottie Ryan on the critics who say she’s a product of Gerry’s success: ‘I know people might think it’s easier for me but I’ve worked my arse off’

Published 20/03/2016 | 16:26

Lottie Ryan. Photo: Gerry Mooney.
Lottie Ryan. Photo: Gerry Mooney.
Gerry Ryan with daughters Lottie & Bonnie at the Meteor Awards in 2008.
Lottie Ryan photographed in the Spencer Hotel for the Sunday World. Picture Credit : Frank Mc Grath 3/3/16

Lottie Ryan has revealed that forging a career in Irish media hasn’t been aided by her father’s success and revealed that the suggestion makes her laugh.

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The 2fm presenter revealed she has worked hard to establish herself in RTE despite critics who said she was only given a chance because of her late father’s career with the National Broadcaster.

“I guess it’s funny to me at this point because I think it’s a fairly normal thing to be in the same job as one of your parents. If you have a parent who is very passionate about his or her job, it’s bound to rub off on the kids,” said Lottie speaking to The Sunday World Magazine.

Lottie (30) graduated with a degree in Journalism and Video Media from Griffith College in 2008 and revealed that she has worked hard in internships and entry level positions to get where she is now.

Gerry Ryan with daughters Lottie & Bonnie at the Meteor Awards in 2008.
Gerry Ryan with daughters Lottie & Bonnie at the Meteor Awards in 2008.

“Honestly, I think other people think about it way more than I do. I only ever believed in one way of getting to where I wanted to go, and that’s hard work and dedication.

“I know people might think that it might be easier for me, but it might have been a lot harder for me in a lot of ways as well – if I was going to fall then I was going to fall a lot harder than somebody else because people might have been waiting for it.”

Lottie is the presenter of the Early Early Breakfast Show on 2FM every Saturday and Sunday from 6am to 7am (which necessitates a 4.30am wake-up call), and holds a regular Monday-to-Friday entertainment news slot. There haven’t been any shortcuts for the diminutive brunette - with a hours at this stage.

“Anything worth having, you have to work your arse of for – there’s no joy in arriving at a point if you haven’t fallen down a million times to get there. I’m really proud of my degree and my internships and all my work experience. If I hadn’t done all that, I wouldn’t be where I am,” she said.

Lottie Ryan photographed in the Spencer Hotel for the Sunday World. Picture Credit : Frank Mc Grath
3/3/16
Lottie Ryan photographed in the Spencer Hotel for the Sunday World. Picture Credit : Frank Mc Grath 3/3/16

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