Paul Byrne (journalist)

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Paul Byrne (born 9 May 1978 in Kilkenny) is an Irish broadcast journalist.

On 1 March 2014 Byrne was appointed as the Associated Press' Senior Producer for Argentina and the Southern Cone of South America. Reporting directly to AP Television's Latin America desk in Washington D.C., he is responsible for all of AP's video coverage from his appointed region.

Before this appointment Byrne worked as a freelance multimedia producer for Associated Press Television News based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His correspondent work has been included on RTÉ (Ireland's public service broadcaster) among other international print and broadcast media such as The Guardian, The Observer and USA Today.

Byrne graduated with a Bachelor of Business Studies from the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT). Subsequently, he was selected as one of Ireland's top 50 Business Graduates in 2000 as a chosen candidate for IBEC's (Irish Business and Employers Confederation) European Orientation Programme.[1] He worked for six years for a Belgian-based documentary production company, US Television,[2] producing business documentaries for broadcast on CNBC and Fox 5.

He then went on to do his masters in Broadcast Journalism in the University of Sheffield in 2006. Having worked for BBC as a video-journalist he then took up a position with Russia Today based out of Moscow in November 2006 where he worked as a correspondent for 18 months.

Byrne also holds a third dan black belt in Karate and represented Ireland on various occasions in international tournaments.[3]


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