We are thrilled with this news!
TodayFM has confirmed that Muireann O’Connell will take over the lunchtime show, which was previously presented by Al Porter. Her show will begin on January 22, from 12-2pm.
They confirmed the news on Twitter today.
She’ll be kicking off the brand new and exciting show on January 22nd! pic.twitter.com/IEFWNyMNoq
— Today FM (@TodayFM) January 10, 2018
Commenting on the fantastic news, Muireann said, “I have loved Today FM for as long as I remember and the idea of ever getting to work here was something I never imagined would happen. I love this place and everyone who works here and I can’t wait to get stuck in.”
Keith McCormack, CEO of Today FM, also said: “We’re delighted to welcome Muireann to the daytime line up on Today FM. Listeners will already be familiar with Muireann from her various roles on the station, notably her hugely successful ‘Saturday Hits’ show. Muireann is an extremely talented broadcaster and presenter and on behalf of the Today FM team, I’d like to extend our best wishes to her as she takes up the midday mantel. We have big plans in 2018 for the station and look forward to sharing these with our listeners”
Muireann, who is originally from Limerick, had already been filling the show since Al’s sudden departure and had featured regularly on the station prior to that.
She started her radio career in Limerick’s Live 95FM, before moving to Spin South West, where she presented the afternoon talk show. She moved to Dublin to present on Phantom FM, before joining Dublin’s 98FM and subsequently TodayFM.