Caitriona Perry is a multi-award-winning Journalist and Broadcaster, and was the co-anchor of the flagship RTÉ Six One news programme on RTÉ One. Caitriona has now returned to Washington DC where she has taken up a new position as BBC News Chief Presenter.
Prior to this, Caitriona was RTE's Washington Correspondent in 2013. Her beat covered the whole of the United States and she also reported from Canada and Latin America during her posting. She crisscrossed the United States reporting from the 2016 campaign trail for RTE News across radio, television and online platforms and led RTE's US news coverage of Election Night 2016 and President Trump's inauguration. In 2019, Caitriona released her second book, ‘The Tribe: The Inside Story of Irish Power and Influence in US Politics’. In 2017, Caitriona detailed the trials and tribulations of the 2016 campaign circuit in her book 'In America: Tales from Trump Country' The same year she was named Irish Tatler Irish Media Woman of the Year.
Prior to working in America, she held various posts as an anchor, reporter and programme editor within the organisation. She has also presented and produced several special magazine TV programmes on the Irish in the White House, the Irish in Canada, the Irish in Australia, and a special highlights programme from the Special Olympics World Games in 2015. Prior to joining RTÉ in 2007, Caitriona worked in the Irish national radio stations Today FM (Legal Affairs Correspondent and Deputy Head of News) and NewsTalk (Reporter and Producer).
She has a first-class honours degree in Journalism and a Master’s Degree in International Relations both awarded by Dublin City University, which named her as one of its Distinguished Alumni in 2015. She also completed a period of study at Boston University in 2001.
While not as prolific as US President Trump on Twitter, she admits to being somewhat addicted to it, and was named Most Influential Irish News Journalist on Twitter in 2017. Caitriona is a member of the White House Correspondents' Association.
In addition to this, Caitriona has won several awards for her journalism, including multiple National Justice Media Awards for her television work and a PPI National Radio Award for her radio news reporting. She also is a frequent contributor to the BBC in the UK and Northern Ireland and NPR in the US. She speaks French, German, Spanish and Irish.
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