Keelin Shanley Biography, Keelin Shanley Wiki
Keelin Shanley was an award-winning journalist, she had most recently been the anchor of the Six One News on RTÉ One, alongside Caitríona Perry since January 2018.
Over the years at RTÉ, Keelin earned the reputation of being an agile broadcaster, presenting TV programmes Crimecall and Morning Edition. She also worked on the station’s flagship radio shows Morning Ireland and Late Debate.
In January 2018 she took over the reins of Six One News on RTÉ television alongside Caitriona Perry. The pair became the first female duo to anchor the show.
However, her time on the programme was brought to a premature end when she faced cancer.
A warm, tenacious and fiercely intelligent journalist, Keelin Shanley was an exceptional broadcaster and a wonderful colleague.
She will be sorely missed by many, but most of all by her husband Conor, their children Lucy and Ben, her wider family and a large circle of friends.
Keelin Shanley Age
She was 51 years old.
Keelin is survived by her husband Conor and their children Lucy and Ben.
Keelin Shanley Early Life, Education
Shanley grew up in Monkstown in Dublin. She graduated from Trinity College with a degree in biochemistry. She began working with RTÉ in the late 1990s, presenting a number of science and technology programmes.
In more recent times, Keelin presented Morning Edition, The Consumer Show, Crimecall and The Irish Book Awards on RTÉ One.
She also worked as a radio presenter across several programs on RTÉ Radio 1: Morning Ireland; News at One; Today with Sean O’Rourke; and Late Debate.
In January 2018, Keelin took up her role as a new presenter of the flagship RTÉ Six One News.
She later joined Prime Time and more recently presented Morning Edition, The Consumer Show, Crimecall and The Irish Book Awards on RTÉ One. She also worked as a radio presenter across several programmes on RTÉ Radio 1: Morning Ireland; News at One; Today with Sean O’Rourke; and Late Debate.
Keelin Shanley Cause of Death
RTÉ have announced the death of broadcaster Keelin Shanley following an illness.
Keelin had been dealing with cancer for some time and passed away peacefully this afternoon.
With over 20 years experience as a journalist and broadcaster, she had most recently been anchor of the Six One News on RTÉ One.
Keelin joined Prime Time, RTÉ’s flagship current affairs television programme, in 1999 where she worked as a reporter and presenter.
Her work on Prime Time and Prime Time Investigates resulted in Keelin winning three IFTA awards, a National Media Award, a Radharc award and a Justice Media Award.
Jon Williams, Managing Director of RTÉ News & Current Affairs, described her as a “fearless, generous, and passionate” journalist.
“Keelin was the best of us – and we are heartbroken,” he said.
President Higgins said Keelin Shanley brought great professionalism and dedication to her work as a journalist.
In a statement, he said: “People all over Ireland will have been greatly saddened by the news of the death of Keelin Shanley, broadcaster and award-winning journalist.
“Driven by a strong commitment to social justice, she brought great professionalism and dedication to her work as a journalist.
“Sabina and I send our deepest condolences to her husband Conor, their children Lucy and Ben, her wider family and her wide circle of friends.”