Sharon Ní Bheoláin

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Sharon Ní Bheoláin
Born Sharon Boland
(1971-02-15) 15 February 1971 (age 47)
Malahide, Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Alma mater Trinity College, Dublin
Employer Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ)
Notable credit(s) Nuacht RTÉ
RTÉ News: One O'Clock
RTÉ News: Six One
Turas Teanga
Spouse(s) Kevin Cantrell
(m. 1999; div. 2005)
Partner(s) Finbarr Heslin
Children 1

Sharon Ní Bheoláin [ˈʃærən n̠ʲiː ˈvʲoːlˠaːnʲ] (born 15 February 1971)[1] is an Irish journalist, newsreader and presenter with Radio Telefís Éireann (RTÉ), Ireland's national radio and television station, where she has presented many flagship programmes including RTÉ News: One O'Clock and RTÉ News: Six One as well as all other news bulletins on both radio and television.[1]

In 2018 she became the new anchor of RTÉ News: Nine O'Clock while she will also present Crimecall.


Before joining RTÉ, she worked for the Dublin radio station, 'Raidió na Life'.[2][3][4]

Ní Bheoláin began her career with RTÉ in 1994, presenting Nuacht RTÉ and in 1997, she became the presenter of News 2.[2] Throughout the early 2000s, she had sporadic appearances on various RTÉ News programmes, including the Six-One News, the Nine O'Clock programme and on RTÉ Two's News programmes. In 2005, she became permanent co-presenter of the Six One News. In November 2013, Ní Bheoláin revealed that she would be leaving Six One News to pursue something new.[5]

She also presented the short-run RTÉ series Turas Teanga, which helped viewers learn the Irish language.

Personal life[edit]

Ní Bheoláin is separated and has one daughter.[3] Though not a native Irish speaker, she graduated from Trinity College, Dublin (TCD), with a Bachelor of Arts honours degree in early and modern Irish in 1992.[2]

In 2014, she was the victim of two online stalkers.[6]


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