Wednesday 23 May 2018

RTÉ name Declan McBennett as Ryle Nugent's replacement as Head of Sport

Declan McBennett will take over as RTÉ Head of Sport in June. Image credit: RTÉ.
Declan McBennett will take over as RTÉ Head of Sport in June. Image credit: RTÉ.
Will Slattery

Will Slattery

RTÉ have announced that Declan McBennett will succeed Ryle Nugent as the Head of Sport at the national broadcaster.

In February it was announced that Nugent was leaving the role after spending 24 years with RTÉ, with McBennett today confirmed as his replacement.

McBennett currently holds the position of Managing Editor of Live and Continuous News.

"I very much look forward to working with the RTÉ Sports team and with all of the sporting organisations RTÉ partners with to ensure that quality coverage of our national teams and national games is delivered to the Irish audience," McBennett said.

"I’m delighted to be taking up the role as we head into a fantastic summer of sport with the GAA Championships, the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the European Championships 2018."

McBennett will take over from Nugent in June.

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