RTÉ Broadcaster Bryan Dobson Retires From Newsroom After 37 Years

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RTÉ's Bryan Dobson retires today after 37 years working in the newsroom.

Having worked for several media outlets, Dobson joined RTÉ in 1987, where he was eventually appointed anchor of the Six One news, a role which he served in for 21 years. 

In this period, Dobson cited covering the first three elections of South Africa as one of his standout moments. He also witnessed the night of the Good Friday Agreement, as well as being live on-air when the Twin Towers collapsed in New York in 2001. 

He also covered the historic visit of Queen Elizabeth II. Other iconic Dobson moments also included his interview with Taoiseach Bertie Ahern which saw him grill him over his finances, causing shockwaves.

In 2017, Bryan Dobson joined RTÉ Radio One, presenting Morning Ireland, before taking the reigns of News at One 

"extraordinary stories"

Today, Bryan Dobson will retire from the newsroom, having covered some "extraordinary stories".

After "37 fantastic years with RTÉ", Mr Dobson has said in a statement that it is time to move on.

"I will miss working with some wonderfully talented and hardworking colleagues," he said. "RTÉ journalism depends on teamwork and I have worked with some of the very best". 

He added, "I am grateful too to the listeners and viewers who have given me their time and attention over the years. I hope to have repaid that trust with reporting that was relevant, fair and accurate". 

Paying tribute to Mr Dobson, RTÉ Director-General Kevin Bakhurst has said that the broadcaster represents "the best in public service journalism" and brought a "calm authority to the most important stories" for many years. 


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