Lorraine Keane

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Lorraine Keane
Born 1972 or 1973
Dublin, Ireland
Residence Dublin
Nationality Irish
Education Broadcasting and Journalism at Ballyfermot College, Dublin
Occupation Broadcaster, journalist
Employer formerly TV3
Known for Xposé, AA Roadwatch, RTÉ 2fm, Live At 3, RTÉ Radio 1, TV3 News, GMTV
Spouse(s) Peter Devlin
Children Emelia (b. September 2003)
Romy (b. October 2006)

Lorraine Keane (born 1972 or 1973) is an IFTA-nominated Irish broadcaster and journalist.[1]

She is best known as the entertainment news correspondent for TV3 and presenter of the daily entertainment show Xpose.[2]

Keane announced her departure from the show on 21 April 2009.[3][4]

Television career[edit]

Lorraine joined the TV3 news team from her position as manager of AA Roadwatch, where she had worked for the previous seven years, broadcasting live on Radio 1 and 2FM every day. During that time Lorraine also presented various independent productions for RTÉ, including Live at 3, Start Me Up, Drive and RPM Motorsport. Lorraine has written columns for VIP magazine, Ireland on Sunday and the Star on Sunday newspapers. As an experienced master of ceremonies she is a regular host of high-profile events/awards ceremonies across the country. These have included introducing Charles, Prince of Wales on his first visit to Dublin and welcoming U.S. President Bill Clinton, during his term in office, at an Irish-American ceremony in New York.

Keane regularly features at prestigious awards ceremonies such as the annual IFTA, VIP Style Awards and the annual TV Now Awards. She has also been pursued by the magazine VIP on a number of occasions since its launch in 1999—indeed she is known as the first celebrity that the fledgling magazine featured. Michael O'Doherty, the owner of the VIP publishing group, has compared Keane to the famous television personality from the United Kingdom, Anthea Turner, whom he said "was huge in those days".[5]

Keane also attends other celebrity gatherings alongside television presenters from rival channels. She has been interviewed on chat shows such as The Late Late Show and Tubridy Tonight.[6]

Since leaving TV3, Keane presented the TV Now Awards, The Ultimate Girls Day Out at the RDS, Dublin from 29–31 August 2009 and has become Irish spokesperson for Garnier.[7] Lorraine Keane is an ambassador for the charity Trocaire, and travelled to Africa in 2009 to film a documentary for RTÉ's Nationwide, highlighting the charity work Trocaire undertake in Zimbabwe and Mozambique. In 2010 she travelled to Haiti with the same charity and in 2012 travelled to Guatemala.She is also associated with the charities Make A Wish and World Vision.

In 2012 Keane embarked on a national theatre tour starring in the Louise Roche production Girls Night The Musical, playing the role of Liza, a middle-aged frustrated housewife.[8] Keane and her fellow cast members appeared on the 20 January 2012 edition of The Late Late Show to perform a medley of songs from the musical, including Gloria Gaynor's 1978 hit I Will Survive. Keane subsequently spoke about her appearance: “It was really scary. I’d never done it before, and I was completely out of my depth and out of my comfort zone.”[9] However, the show has proved popular with audiences.[8]

In popular culture[edit]

Keane was parodied in the highly successful Irish comedy show Après Match and also in the short-lived RTÉ series This is Nightlive.[10] She also made a cameo appearance in the popular RTÉ comedy series The Republic of Telly.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Keane is married to musician and producer Peter Devlin,[12] and has two daughters, Emelia (b. September 2003) and Romy (b. October 2006). Keane is from a large family background, being one of seven children. She spends a lot of time in France.[13] One of Keane's sisters, Tori, is an employee of TV3.[4]

Lorraine Keane has had spinal surgery.[14]

Nominations[edit]

Keane was nominated for the 2008 TV Personality of the Year at the Irish Film and Television Awards.[15]

Year Recipient Award Result
2008 Lorraine Keane TV Personality of the Year at the Irish Film and Television Awards Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "What next for Lorraine Keane?". Evening Herald. 24 April 2009. Retrieved 16 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Fitzpatrick, Pat (16 November 2008). "The weird world of daytime TV". Sunday Independent. Retrieved 12 January 2009. 
  3. ^ "Keane announces she's leaving Xposé". RTÉ. 21 April 2009. Retrieved 21 April 2009. 
  4. ^ a b Finn, Melanie; Nolan, Lorna (23 April 2009). "Lorraine: Countdown to unfolding of Xpose drama". Evening Herald. Retrieved 23 April 2009. 
  5. ^ "Getting The Cleaners In: VIP Magazine Publisher Michael O'Doherty". Sunday Tribune. 2 November 2008. Retrieved 12 January 2009. 
  6. ^ "Tubridy Tonight line-up is revealed". RTÉ. 3 April 2009. Retrieved 3 April 2009. 
  7. ^ Egan, Barry (16 August 2009). "RTÉ miss a beat without Lorraine". Sunday Independent. Retrieved 19 August 2009. 
  8. ^ a b Harrington, Patrice (15 April 2012). "Lorraine Keane: The very last thing I was thinking of was those Louboutins... they were not even new". The Mail on Sunday (Associated Newspapers Ltd). Retrieved 16 April 2012. 
  9. ^ Gibbons, James (28 January 2012). "The Social Network - The Irish Times - Sat, Jan 28, 2012". The Irish Times. Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  10. ^ Nolan, Lorna (13 February 2009). "Lorraine says her spoof send-up is hilarious". Evening Herald. Retrieved 15 February 2009. 
  11. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Republic_of_Telly#First_season.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ O'Regan, Sally (13 December 2008). "Jingle belles". Irish Independent. Retrieved 12 January 2009. 
  13. ^ "The LIFE family album". Irish Independent. 21 December 2008. Retrieved 12 January 2009. 
  14. ^ Ryan, Alexandra (22 December 2011). "Lorraine ready for stage debut after agony of spine op". Evening Herald. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  15. ^ "Awards for Lorraine Keane". IMDb. Retrieved 12 January 2009.

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