Jess Kelly is a Radio and TV Broadcaster. She is Newstalk’s Technology Correspondent, hosts Tech Talk on Saturday evenings at 9pm and also joins Pat Kenny every Tuesday on The Pat Kenny Show. Tech Talk with Jess Kelly has 45,000 listeners every Saturday. Jess also regularly contributes to Newstalk Breakfast and The Hard Shoulder with Kieran Cuddihy also on Newstalk.
As Technology Correspondent on a busy national radio station, Kelly takes a hands-on look at all the latest gadgets and devices on the market and explains what you need to know. Having worked at Newstalk for the past ten years, Jess’ role has seen her travel across the globe reporting from some of the biggest conferences in the world including; CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin, Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and Samsung Unpacked in New York City. Before moving into the role of Technology Correspondent, she worked in production across many of the station’s shows including The Tom Dunne Show, Moncrieff and The Pat Kenny Show. Jess often imparts her technology expertise to television audiences on The Six O’Clock Show on Virgin Media One.
Jess regularly contributes to The Sunday Business Post and has also seen her work published in The Irish Examiner, Tatler and on Independent.ie to name but a few.
Jess is an experienced MC and she hosted the main stage at the Dublin Tech Summit twice. Across the two days of the mega conference, Jess conducted interviews with high-profile guests such as YouTube mega-star Casey Nesitat and former secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff. Additionally, she has hosted events for the likes of WeWork, KPMG, Brain for Business at the Science Gallery, Career Zoo, Limerick Chamber and for The Department of Rural and Community Development. Jess is a supporter of the ISPCC.
In 2019, Jess Kelly was awarded the Irish Tatler Woman of the Year Media Award. Jess was recognised for this award as even the most complex of technology topics are made insightful and jargon-free thanks to her skilled expertise.
Jess has a BA in Gaeilge and Geography from University College Dublin.
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