(26 Jun 2008)
Currently the co-anchor on Newstalk 106-108 fm’s Breakfast Show from 6.30am to 9am Monday to Friday, Claire has a wealth of broadcasting experience spanning 13 years in the business.
A native of Mountrath in County Laois, Claire began her broadcasting career in radio and worked for the BBC in the Channel Islands as a broadcast journalist before becoming News Editor with a Channel 103FM.
Nine years ago Claire returned to Ireland and began working with TV3 as early morning News Anchor with the station's breakfast programme, Ireland AM. Following two and a half years of early starts, editing and producing her own bulletins, she moved to London to take up a position as News Anchor with Channel 5 and the ITN News Channel.
But it wasn't long before TV3 beckoned once again and Claire returned to Ireland to take up the job of Ireland AM presenter. From there, she became the main evening News Anchor on TV3, winning the Irish Film and Television Academy's TV Personality of the Year Award and the TV Now Favourite News Anchor Award.
Claire joined Newstalk 106-108 fm in 2006 when the station went national. She is also a columnist with the Sunday Tribune and is a regular host and MC at awards events and ceremonies throughout the year.