Colette Fitzpatrick

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Colette Fitzpatrick
Born Holycross, Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Education Journalism
Alma mater Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT)
Occupation News anchor
Employer TV3
Partner(s) Niall McDermot

Colette Fitzpatrick is, since September 2006, one of the main news anchors at TV3 News for TV3 Ireland.[1][2] She is a native of Holycross, Thurles, County Tipperary.[3]

Fitzpatrick is a TV3 news anchor. She presents TV3's daily news bulletins at 5:30 and is the host of TV3's Midday. She also hosts the prime time current affairs show Midweek every Wednesday at 10.00pm.

Fitzpatrick began working in the TV3 newsroom in March 2001. She has edited and anchored bulletins for the morning news programme Ireland AM and also reported on a range issues for the main evening news. She reported from Kashmir on the aftermath of the earthquake. She was also a regular stand-in as main presenter on Ireland AM alongside Mark Cagney, Alan Hughes and Aidan Cooney.

Fizpatrick previously worked in the newsroom in Today FM where she edited and presented hourly bulletins and reported on a range of stories including courts and tribunals. She produced The Sunday Supplement, presented by Sam Smyth, and also previously worked at East Coast FM in County Wicklow where she first began her broadcasting career. Colette graduated in Journalism from DIT in Aungier Street.

Fitzpatrick is married to station manager Niall McDermot. In June 2010, Fitzpatrick confirmed that she was expecting her first child, due in November.[4] Son Milo was born on 18 November 2010, but it was a nightmare birth as chronicled by Fitzpatrick herself.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TV3’s Colette Fitzpatrick Talks ‘Midday’ TV Presenting". Irish Film and Television Network. September 18, 2008. Retrieved February 25, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Colette Fitzpatrick Is TV3 News Anchor". Irish Film and Television Network. September 14, 2006. Retrieved February 25, 2010. 
  3. ^ "THE TV3 DREAM TEAM-Meet the three beauties who have us switching on to channel's news.". Daily Mirror. September 13, 2005. Retrieved February 25, 2010. ("Colette, 31, from Thurles, Co Tipperary")
  4. ^ "Colette Fitzpatrick confirms pregnancy". RTÉ Ten. 28 June 2010. Retrieved 28 June 2010. 
  5. ^ Finn, Melanie (22 December 2011). "Colette going private for baby No2 after HSE crisis". Evening Herald. Retrieved 22 December 2011.