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18th Nov 2017

Chris Donoghue leaving Newstalk to pursue career in politics

He will become a special adviser to Simon Coveney.

Rory Cashin

It is all change at the radio station.

According to Miriam Lord at the Irish Times, Donoghue will be departing his post at Newstalk to take up his new role as second special adviser to Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade and Deputy Leader of Fine Gael, Simon Coveney.

Adrian Serle, the CEO of Communicorp, home of Newstalk, said of Donoghue’s departure:

“On behalf of everyone at Communicorp I would like to thank Chris for his hard work and dedication over the years and wish him the very best in his new role.”

“Chris is a big part of the Communicorp family, having started out in the Newstalk newsroom 14 years ago. Since that time, he has become one of the country’s most successful broadcasters through his work on Newstalk Breakfast, Newstalk Drive and most recently in his role as Group Political Editor for Communicorp.”

Donoghue made a statement about his departure (via Newstalk):

“After 14 very happy years at Communicorp an opportunity to take on a new challenge has come up and I have decided to go for it.”

“I am looking forward to the next chapter and would like to thank all my colleagues in Newstalk and Communicorp for their support over the years.”

Donoghue’s final time hosting his show On The Record will take place this Sunday from 11am to 1pm.

Main image via Newstalk

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