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24th Jan 2024

Veteran broadcaster Bryan Dobson announces retirement from RTÉ

Joseph Loftus

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“The time has come to move on.”

Legendary Irish broadcaster, Bryan Dobson, has announced his retirement after 37 years at RTE. Dobson revealed his plans to retire from his role presenting RTE News at One on Radio 1.

He’s set to present his final show at the end of April. Dobson has spent almost four decades presenting for RTE with many remembering him most for his stint presenting the Six One news.

The statement read: “After 37 fantastic years with RTÉ the time has come to move on. I will miss working with some wonderfully talented and hardworking colleagues.

“RTÉ journalism depends on teamwork and I have worked with some of the very best.”

Dobson’s statement concluded, reading: “I am grateful too to the listeners and viewers who have give me their time and attention over the years. I hope to have repaid that trust with reporting that was relevant, fair and accurate.”

Kevin Bakhurst, Director General, RTÉ said: “Bryan represents the best in public service journalism.

“For many years, he has brought a calm authority to the most important stories. Every day, he demonstrates a depth of knowledge and an absolute integrity in his work and has never been afraid to ask the toughest questions and hold the powerful to account.

“Personally, it has been a pleasure and a privilege to work with him.”

It was revealed that Dobson was seventh on the list of RTE’s highest earners receiving €217,332 in 2020 before returning to his 2019 salary of €209,282 the following year.

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