Alison Nulty leaves Radio Kerry for UTV Ireland News role

Radio Kerry journalist Alison Nulty has left the local station to join TV station UTV Ireland as the Southern Correspondent for news programme Ireland Live.

Originally from Kilkenny, Alison attended Leeds Metropolitan University before beginning her broadcasting career with AA Roadwatch, reporting for a number of radio stations across England before moving home to work for radio stations KCLR and South East Radio. She has worked in Kerry for the past seven years, during which time she was credited for her reporting on Kerry Councillor Danny Healy-Rae’s proposed drink-driving permits, a story which garnered national and international headlines.

She was also awarded a PPI National Radio silver medal award in 2013 for News Reporter of the Year, and was this week recognised with a certificate of merit at the Justice Media Awards for her coverage of the Killorglin double murder trial in 2014. She now joins UTV Ireland, where she will be reporting from her base in Cork on Ireland Live news bulletins.

Marcus Lehnen, the station’s Head of News, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Alison to the Ireland Live news team. Our focus for Ireland Live news has always been firmly fixed on building a strong and competitive news offering, whilst reporting the public’s views and reactions from communities across the country. Alison is a highly respected journalist with a wealth of experience in broadcast journalism. Having spent many years covering breaking news from across Munster, her knowledge of the issues affecting the area will be a great asset to the team and I am delighted to welcome her to UTV Ireland.”

Mary Curtis, the Head of Channel at UTV Ireland, added: “Alison is an award-winning journalist with a reputation for concise and in-depth reporting. UTV Ireland prides itself on delivering independent, high quality current affairs and news programming. We have recruited some of the most talented and experienced journalists in the Irish broadcasting industry, and the broad range of skills that each individual brings reflects this. Alison is another great addition to the team.”

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