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Broadcaster Shane O'Donoghue is currently sitting in the hot seat for American television channel Fox sports, but says he wouldn't rule out a return to RTE.

Broadcaster Shane O'Donoghue is currently sitting in the hot seat for American television channel Fox sports, but says he wouldn't rule out a return to RTE.

The Dublin resident spent 15 years working with the national broadcaster and became a household name through his work in sport.

But it was over the airwaves that he really became a part of the nation's radio family as he worked on the Full Irish breakfast show with Ryan Tubridy on 2fm.

However, he left in December 2011 to host the Living Golf TV show on CNN, which is aired in more than 255 countries around the world.

Now he is the face of golf with the broadcasting giants in the States, hosting coverage of all four of golf's majors and the Ryder Cup.

Things are getting better for the Tipperary native, who revealed that last month he began working with Fox.

"I am working in America a lot," he told the Herald.

"I have been with CNN for the last four years, and I have just joined Fox Sports as well. I am going to do the two. I am going to do the US Open for Fox next year, and I host a monthly show on CNN."

Blessed

He said that he has been blessed with his career as it has brought him to all the corners of the globe.

"That's been fantastic. It has taken me around the world. I live in Dublin, but I spend most of my time in Dublin Airport.

"I have travelled to 40 countries this year, four continents. It's a long way from Tipperary, but that's where it all started in pirate radio as a kid."

While Shane has said that he would never say no to returning to the national broadcaster, it is currently "not on the cards".

"I learned so much from my 15 years in RTE, but it's not on the cards at the moment.

"I love doing the Irish Open golf every year for them. And the rest of the time I am just trying to make the most of my opportunities," he said.

"You never close any door really," he added.

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