Miriam O’Callaghan Biography
Miriam O’Callaghan is an Irish television current affairs presenter with RTÉ. She has presented Prime Time since 1996, and her own summer Talk show, Saturday Night with Miriam, since 2005. In the summer of 2009, she began a radio show, Miriam Meets, since replaced by live show Sunday with Miriam. Her first television appearance was an advertisement for Avonmore Milk in the early 1980s that is available on the Irish Film Archive.
Oon moved to London with the then-husband, Tom McGurk, after qualifying as a solicitor in 1983, and applied for a researcher’s job at Thames Television. She secured a position at This Is Your Life, then presented by Eamonn Andrews. She then moved on to research current affairs programs for the Thames and in 1987 left to train as a BBC producer at BBC Television.
O’Callaghan then entered Newsnight as a reporter in the flagship current affairs program of the BBC where she worked for ten years. While there she oversaw several high-profile investigative programs, including one about the UDR 4 miscarriage of justice and another case about Kiranjit Ahluwalia miscarriage of justice. She also discussed the peace process in Northern Ireland.
Miriam O’callaghan Age
She was born on January 6, 1960, Foxrock, Ireland. She is currently 59 years old.
Miriam O’callaghan Siblings
She was born of Jerry, who was a senior civil servant in the Department of Energy. Her mother was the daughter of a garda sergeant. O’Callaghan studied law at University College Dublin, where she also completed a post-graduate diploma in European Law. She was the second born in a family of five, her brother Jim is a member of the Fianna Fáil leadership team and a barrister. her other siblings are Margaret O’Callaghan, Kathleen O’Callaghan, Anne O’Callaghan.
Miriam O Callaghan Husband
She was first married to Tom McGurk, who is an Irish poet, journalist, radio presenter and sportscaster from Brockagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. She had four children by the time she separated with her first husband, and later got married to Steve Carson is an Irish director and producer of television. He is the Head of Multi-Platform Commissioning at BBC Scotland. She met Steve Carson while working on Newsnight. In 2000, the couple married and set up their own television company, Mint Productions. She has four sons with Carson.
Miriam O’callaghan Children
She has seven children Georgia McGurk, Jessica McGurk, Clara McGurk, Daniel Carson, Allanah McGurk, Jack Carson, Conor Carson.
Miriam O’callaghan British career
Soon after qualifying as a solicitor in 1983, she moved to London with then-husband, Tom McGurk, and applied for a researcher’s job in Thames Television. She secured a place on This Is Your Life, subsequently presented by Eamonn Andrews. She then moved on to research current affairs programs for the Thames and in 1987 left to train as a BBC producer in BBC Tel.
As a producer, she worked on shows such as Kilroy, Family Matters and Prime Time, responsible for Hong Kong and Jerusalem specials. O’Callaghan then entered the BBC’s flagship current affairs program Newsnight as a reporter where she worked for ten years. While there, she supervised several high-profile research programs, including one on UDR 4 miscarriage of justice and another miscarriage of justice case about Kiranjit Ahluwalia.
Miriam O’callaghan RTÉ career
She was hired by RTÉ and returned to Ireland in 1993 to present Marketplace, economics, and business program. She juggled working with the BBC and RTÉ at the same time and also worked on the debut series of the ITV show Tonight with Trevor MacDonald. From 1996, RTÉ secured her services exclusively as the presenter of Prime Time.
She started the first series of her own summer talk show with Miriam in 2005, Saturday Night. On 11 July 2009, O’Callaghan made her debut on the program as a radio presenter, Miriam Meets, running for eight weeks. In August 2009, it was confirmed that the program would return permanently to RTÉ Radio 1 on Sunday mornings. In 2013, she was a long-term replacement for RTÉ Radio One from 10 am to 11 am.
At 10 a.m. on 24 October 2012, she clicked a mouse in the national control center of RTÉ NL to end fifty years of analog television broadcasting in Ireland. Following the 2016 Brussels bombings, she flew directly to Luxembourg and came to Brussels where she presented Prime Time that evening with contributions from Prime Time journalist Robert Short.
Miriam O’callaghan Net Worth | Salary
In 2011, she earned € 307,000. Her work that year included RTÉ’s coverage of Queen Elizabeth II’s government visit to the Republic of Ireland in May 2011 and the hosting of the 12 October 2011 Prime Time TV discussion with seven applicants in the 2011 Irish presidential election. Her treatment of Martin McGuinness resulted in more than 100 complaints to RTÉ.
Miriam O’callaghan Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet
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Between her radio and TV commitments, it’s fair to say that Miriam O’Callaghan has her work cut out for her. But now that the summer has arrived, the popular broadcaster is sunning herself on a well-deserved break in Portugal. The mum-of-eight took to Instagram to share a holiday snap of her with five of her children -and joked that she was missing three of her brood.
Miriam does not make it a secret that she is a proud and loving mother to her eight children and lately celebrated her daughter Clara becoming a doctor at University College Cork after six years of research. As she toasted the latest graduate, the presenter joined her friends and family. Miriam continued to pay homage to her best friend Ann O’Neill who also joined them for a beautiful garden image.
Celebration with tonight’s best and oldest friends, particularly Ann, for @claramcgurk becoming a doctor, “she wrote.” Ann (O Neill) is the greatest friend that anyone can ever expect to have-thank you, Annie. Old friends are the best. “Miriam recently announced that for the second year in succession, her Saturday night chat show on RTE would not return.
I discovered it was pretty difficult with my kids never to be able to leave any weekend, “Miriam explained to Extra.ie,” It meant that we never had to leave during the summer. Now that we can actually schedule a few weekends away, it’s pretty great. “And I don’t have to wear a gown on a ball every Saturday night, so it finally worked very well for me.”
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