LOTTIE Ryan has insisted she no longer feels immense pressure to perform in her broadcasting career and has finally come into her own.
The daughter of late DJ Gerry Ryan has followed in her father's footsteps and is currently a weekly contributor on Colm Hayes's Friday programme on 2FM.
Ryan also featured on axed RTE afternoon programme 'The Daily Show' before it was replaced by current offering 'Today'.
She is tipped for big things at the national broadcaster.
The 25-year-old told the Irish Independent that while a slot on the airwaves was never something she sought, she's developed a passion for radio work.
"I never thought I'd want to push myself into radio at all," Ryan explained.
"I felt pressure in the beginning," she said, "but at this stage, I'm over all that, I'm more confident.
"I specialised in television in college, but I've learned from experience that you have to be able to do both. It's a small pool here."
While she refused to reveal details, Ryan admitted that she has been "in talks" over several projects in recent months and has big plans for 2013.
"A lot of stuff passes through and there are talks, but it has to be the right thing at the right time."
She is taking time off over Christmas to consider her options.
"I want to spread my wings more in TV and radio definitely. I want to do more of what I want to do, rather than what I think people expect me to."
Ryan expressed her hopes of taking on a "younger version" of RTE style programme 'Off The Rails'.
"It would be great to have a youthful based fashion show rather than something a little older.
"There's nothing really like that for younger generations so that would be a dream in the future," she added.