Gareth O’Connor

I first presented on Christmas FM in 2014 as a regular contributor to the breakfast show.  As a student, my radio career began on Christmas Eve 1987 when I submitted a demo tape to a pirate radio station in my home area of Monaghan and I was on air very soon afterwards!

I have worked in the media for thirty years in radio and TV. My early career coincided with the birth of independent commercial radio in Ireland when I worked at stations including Northern Sound, LMFM, 98FM and Century. I spent nearly twenty years at RTE as a reporter, presenter and editor in radio and television news. After RTE, I worked with Today FM, Radio Nova & East Coast Radio, before moving back into television with UTV Ireland and TV3.  I am currently an executive news producer with Virgin Media Television, producing the flagship News at 8 bulletin on Virgin Media One.