Tuesday 18 June 2019

'I think I could sit down and have a glass of wine with UTV's Alison Comyn' - Miriam O'Callaghan

UTV Ireland has announced Alison Comyn as one of the new faces of UTV Ireland's news and current affairs programme, Ireland Live at 10. Picture: Jason Clarke
UTV Ireland has announced Alison Comyn as one of the new faces of UTV Ireland's news and current affairs programme, Ireland Live at 10. Picture: Jason Clarke

Elaine McCahill

UTV Ireland's news programme may have only started this week but Miriam O'Callaghan is already a fan.

Ireland Live launched on Monday and Miriam thinks Alison Comyn and Chris Donoghue are very likeable on screen.

Alison Comyn and Chris Donoghue
Alison Comyn and Chris Donoghue

"I thought it was really good - it looked really professional and polished and I think Alison and Chris are both superb," she told the Herald.

"I didn't really know Alison that much from before and I thought she was really impressive, and there's a likeability to her as a presenter.

"I think I could sit down and have a glass of wine with her and we'd get on really well," she added.

While she thinks their own news programme is doing well, Miriam always keeps an eye on the ratings.

Miriam O'Callaghan
Miriam O'Callaghan

"I'm obsessed with figures because I do think it's important that you watch your output, but I've always liked competition and I've said that for years. I believe it ups everybody's game - it gives the viewer choice," she said.

Chris Donoghue (left), Alison Comyn, Pat Kenny, Sinead O'Donnell and Claire Brock at the launch of UTV Ireland at the channel’s headquarters and HD studios in Dublin’s Docklands, on New Year’s Day.
Chris Donoghue (left), Alison Comyn, Pat Kenny, Sinead O'Donnell and Claire Brock at the launch of UTV Ireland at the channel’s headquarters and HD studios in Dublin’s Docklands, on New Year’s Day.

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