First time television presenter Aisling Moloney (22) from Dungarvan, Co. Waterford is the newest addition to the RTÉ news2day team and will begin broadcasting today (Monday 2nd September).
news2day is RTÉ’s news television programme designed specifically for children, featuring Irish and international news of interest to a young audience.
Following a call out to media and journalism graduates across the country, and a comprehensive audition process, Aisling was chosen to join the team and begins broadcasting on RTÉ2 and RTÉ News Now this week.
Aisling studied journalism and new media at University of Limerick. During her time in university, she worked for The Daily Mail newspaper in London, and also studied at an Australian university, where she had the opportunity to travel all over Western Australia. After finishing her degree, Aisling worked with Limerick’s Live 95FM and The Sunday Business Post.
Aisling is from Dungarvan and attended Scoil Mhuire National School in Abbeyside and St. Augustine’s College secondary school. She loves baking, photography and making videos.
She joins current news2day presenter Cillian Sherlock, from Claremorris, Co.Mayo. Cillian is also a graduate of journalism and new media at University of Limerick. He won an internship through Google News Lab Fellowship, working with Independent.ie, before going on to positions with digital desks at The Irish Examiner and Breakingnews.ie. He also spent six months in Spain teaching English to children before joining news2day.
news2day is broadcast Monday-Friday at 4.20pm on RTÉ2 and RTÉ News Now. In addition to young viewers tuning in at home, it is also watched online in many classrooms throughout the country and used as a teaching tool.
Watch Aisling and Cillian on news2day here: www.rte.ie/news2day and follow them on twitter at @news2dayRTE