New RTÉ Six One presenters announced

They will take over the bulletin from January 2018

New RTÉ Six One presenters announced

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RTÉ News has confirmed Keelin Shanley and Caitriona Perry will be the new presenters of the RTÉ Six One News.

They will take over the bulletin from January 2018.

Shanley, who currently presents News at One on RTÉ Radio 1 and Crimecall on RTÉ One, will be joined by current Washington correspondent Caitriona Perry.

The current presentation team of Bryan Dobson and Sharon Ní Bheolain are moving to new presenting roles within the RTÉ newsroom.

Ní Bheolain will present the Nine O'Clock News on rotation with Eileen Dunne.

She will also be the new presenter of Crimecall.

Dobson joins Morning Ireland from November 1st, having anchored his final Six One bulletin on Wednesday.

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Announcing the new appointments, director of RTÉ News and Current Affairs Jon Williams said: "I'm thrilled that Keelin and Caitriona will bring their intellect, competitive drive, and focus on storytelling to RTÉ's Six One News.

"In a news environment where we are bombarded by opinions and half-truths all day long, there's no bigger challenge than to make sense of it all on Six One - and no better new presenting team to do so."

Shanley has worked as a reporter and presenter with Prime Time for over 10 years.

She has previously presented special budget and election coverage, Morning Edition and The Consumer Show.

Perry joined RTÉ in 2007 and was appointed Washington correspondent in late 2013.

She has reported on major stories such as the Berkeley tragedy and the US presidential election and inauguration.

Prior to joining RTÉ, she worked for Newstalk and Today FM.