Teresa Mannion

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Teresa Mannion (born 1961) is an Irish journalist and broadcaster.[1][2][3][4] She has worked as a broadcast news reporter since 2000 and is currently the RTÉ News and Current Affairs reporter based in the West of Ireland since 2007.[1][5]

In December 2015, Mannion's live reporting from Galway during Storm Desmond went on to go viral online.[1] Her subsequent rise in fame led to becoming a contesting on the first Irish series of Dancing with the Stars.[1]

Career[edit]

Mannion worked in children's television in the 1980s.[6][2] Mannion has been reporting for RTÉ News in various positions since the 1990s.[7] She also frequently reports for the Nationwide magazine programme.

Storm Desmond[edit]

Mannion reported for RTÉ One from Salthill during Storm Desmond.[8] Footage from the reports for Six One and Nine O'Clock News, both raw and altered (merged with fictional storms, or songified ) was shared over social media, and soon became a viral phenomenon.[9][10][11][12]

Mannion was interviewed by Ryan Tubridy's Late Late Show and Seven Network's The Morning Show about her new found fame.[13][14] She was a contestent on Dancing with the Stars in 2017.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Mannion was raised in Ballygall, Glasnevin in the suburbs of Dublin city and lived for a time in Terenure.[5] She attended St. Mary's Holy Faith secondary school.[1] Mannion is married to journalist Dave O’Connell,[5] they have two sons.[1][3] Mannion is a survivor of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC)[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Teresa Mannion: 'Early detection is everything'". RTÉ Guide. 11 October 2017. Archived from the original on 11 October 2017. Retrieved 10 November 2017 – via RTÉ.ie. 
  2. ^ a b "'Youngline' presenters (1982)". RTÉ Young People's Programming. 1 September 1982 – via RTÉ Archives. 
  3. ^ a b "Dave O'Connell". Eolas magazine. 10 November 2017. Archived from the original on 31 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Mannion Clan on Galway history trail". Connacht Tribune. 20 August 2015. Archived from the original on 21 August 2015. Retrieved 10 November 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c "Media couple's D6 redbrick". Irish Times. 30 August 2007. Retrieved 10 November 2017. 
  6. ^ "Teresa Mannion in 'Top Club' publicity shot (1983)". RTÉ Young People's Programming. 1 October 1983. Retrieved 10 November 2017 – via RTÉ Archives. 
  7. ^ Mannion, Teresa (23 August 1996). "Mountjoy Prisoners Escape". RTÉ News – via RTÉ Archives. 
  8. ^ Kinsella, Carl (8 December 2015). "VIDEO: The full video of Teresa Mannion's report from the end of the world". Joe.ie. Archived from the original on 20 August 2017. Retrieved 10 November 2017. 
  9. ^ "Here's what Teresa Mannion had to say to Snoop and 50 Cent after they referenced her weather clip". Irish Independent. 12 September 2017. 
  10. ^ Kelly, Aoife (26 October 2017). "Here are the favourites to replace Caitriona Perry as next RTE Washington Correspondent". Irish Independent. Retrieved 10 November 2017. 
  11. ^ "WATCH: Ariana Grande does her best Teresa Mannion impression". Irish Examiner. 9 December 2015. Archived from the original on 14 December 2015. Retrieved 10 November 2017. 
  12. ^ "Teresa Mannion Thrown Into Eye Of Storm With Go Pro Strapped To Her Head". Waterford Whispers News. 16 October 2017. Archived from the original on 16 October 2017. Retrieved 10 November 2017. (Satire)
  13. ^ Teresa Mannion interview for The Morning Show (Australia) on YouTube (Mike Devery's channel on YouTube) 3 January 2016 Retrieved 10 November 2017
  14. ^ Teresa Mannion reacts to a week as viral sensation on YouTube (The Late Late Show's channel on YouTube) 11 December 2015 Retrieved 10 November 2017
  15. ^ Hussey, Aisling (19 January 2017). "Teresa Mannion: Dancing is a big challenge … my nerves are dangling daily". Irish Farmers Journal. Archived from the original on 10 November 2017. Retrieved 10 November 2017. 

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