Sinead Kennedy is a TV Presenter and Reporter who most notably presents the prime time RTÉ One entertainment series Winning Streak with Marty Whelan. The show is Europe’s second longest running television game show with five contestants playing on a weekly basis to walk away with cars, holidays or cash prizes. Throughout her illustrious career, spanning over fifteen years thus far in RTÉ, Sinead has hosted some of the country’s most popular shows and been on the cover of Ireland's biggest magazines and national newspapers. Sinead has also joined Joe Lindsay on Getaways on BBC Northern Ireland where they headed to the Bulgarian mountains. Most recently, Sinead produced ‘This is Me’ which documented the late Laura Brennan’s battle with cancer and her campaign work around the HPV vaccine.
Sinead began her career after she was selected by RTÉ in a nationwide talent search to become a presenter on Sattitude- RTE’s hit Saturday Morning show. From there, she spent over a decade working with children and animals on live young people’s programmes before transitioning into entertainment. Sinead is passionate about creating documentaries and relishes in the opportunity to do so when it presents itself. Her most recent work The Crossing saw her live on board Irish Naval vessel the L.É. Samuel Beckett for three weeks of their deployment to the Central Mediterranean where they were assisting in the ongoing refugee crisis. In her short time embedded with the crew she witnessed the rescue of over 2,000 migrants who had fled war torn Libya on rubber boats not fit for the journey in the hope of reaching Europe. The situation has been dubbed the biggest humanitarian crisis of our time and Sinead is honoured to have been able to bring that story to an Irish audience. The Crossing earned a Special Commendation at the prestigious Prix Europa Awards in October 2017, something Sinead and the team are incredibly proud of.
In addition to Sinead’s impressive television career, she holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Honours, in Psychology and studied for a Higher Diploma in Criminal Psychology in University College Cork. She is currently studying for a Masters in Mental Health Science. She is fascinated by human behaviour and why we do what we do. It was this curiosity that drove her to study by night, whilst working full-time. These studies, she hopes, will have a positive impact, broadening her mind and enhancing her documentary making skills.
Sinead is involved with countless charities. She has worked with the Belarusian Orphanage Project, the Sambodhi Home in Sri Lanka, Pieta House, CARI and Crumlin Children's Hospital to name but a few.
Alongside her broadcasting career, she is popular as a professional Master of Ceremonies and she hosts a variety of events from launches to awards ceremonies such as the Schools National Film Awards.
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