Friday 19 October 2018

UTV Ireland poaches another RTE broadcaster for news team

Paul Colgan, UTV. Picture by Shane O'Neill / Copyright Fennell Photography 2014.
Paul Colgan, UTV. Picture by Shane O'Neill / Copyright Fennell Photography 2014.
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

RTE face another blow this week as UTV Ireland poach another key member of the news team.

Paul Colgan has just been appointed UTV Ireland Economics Editor, having spent eight years at RTE where he reported across Six One and Nine News, Primetime, Morning Ireland, and News at One.

The appointment comes just weeks after UTV Ireland announced Marcus Lehnen, one of three editors at the helm of Six One and Nine O'Clock news, would be joining the new station.

Lehnen had worked at the national broadcaster for a decade, having previously spent 15 at the BBC.

Of Paul's appointment, Lehnen said, "Paul is a journalist of the highest calibre. He has been on the front-line reporting on some of the most important national and international economic developments, and his professionalism and industry experience will be hugely beneficial to UTV Ireland’s news offering.

“We are in the process of building a highly-experienced and highly-skilled news team – in front of the camera, behind the scenes and for our online news services – and I am delighted to welcome Paul to UTV Ireland.”

Prior to joining RTÉ, Paul provided political and business coverage and analysis for The Sunday Business Post.

In his eight years at RTE he reported on everything from the banking collapse, the Troika bailout and the crisis Euro-summits in Brussels.  More recently he reported on Scotland’s Independence Referendum, from Edinburgh.

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