Paddy McKenna enjoying challenge of 2FM morning stint
THERE’S huge pressure stepping into the likes of Ryan Tubridy’s shoes, but rising RTE presenter Paddy McKenna insisted he’s more than willing to do the job.
With Tubridy and Hector O hEochagain currently on leave from their respective 2FM morning slots, McKenna and fellow RTE colleague Ruth Scott have been filling in on the station.
The broadcasters hosted a Fourth of July party for 2FM listeners in Dublin last night and McKenna told the Irish Independent that the opportunity has been an unforgettable one.
“I’ve done breakfast before, but never from 7am until 10am, so it’s incredibly fast paced and you get a lot of reaction from people. You’re also at the cutting edge of it all, you get first pick on everything when it comes to breaking news stories,” he said.
“I have a background in news, so it’s nice to get back into that mentality.
“Of course the pressure is there to maintain the standards set by Ryan and Hector. But I just see it as a good opportunity to broadcast to a new audience and as a young presenter in RTE, it’s a privilege.”
A string of RTE faces attended the themed ‘Stars and Stripes’ event last night, including Colm Hayes, Rick O’Shea, Dave Fanning and Marty Morrissey. Socialite Lisa Murphy was also in attendance.