Sharon Ní Bheoláin

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Sharon Ní Bheoláin
Born (1971-02-15) 15 February 1971 (age 46)[1]
Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Alma mater Trinity College, Dublin
Occupation Newsreader
Notable credit(s) RTÉ News and Current Affairs
Spouse(s) Kevin Cantrell (1999 – 2005)
Children 1

Sharon Ní Bheoláin [ˈʃærən n̠ʲiː ˈvʲoːlˠaːnʲ] (born 15 February 1971)[1] is an Irish television newsreader with Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ). Today, she is best known as co-anchor of RTÉ One's Six One News.


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.[2]

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


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