Marian Richardson is an accomplished Irish radio and television presenter and producer with a career reaching back to the 1970s. She first performed with Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ), Ireland’s national public broadcaster, at age 14, then went on achieve countrywide fame as a presenter for the network’s beloved children’s television program, Bosco. Richardson shifted to RTÉ’s newsroom in the mid-1980s, where she harnessed her passion for current events with work on multiple news programs, covering national news as well as major international stories. She was also involved with the groundbreaking radio program Women Today.
After a stint at RTÉ’s TV desk, Richardson became a producer for radio programs including Today with Pat Kenny and Drivetime. She then took the helm at Playback, a recap show for which she curated and edited choice content from all of the broadcaster’s programs. She also worked on A Giant at My Shoulder, an interview show in which she conversed with Irish public figures about their influences, with guests including Seamus Heaney. Richardson retired from her role at RTÉ in 2019, but she continues her cultural work with events, performances, and advocacy.
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