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Declan McBennett Appointed RTE Group Head of Sport
25 Apr 2018 :
RTE have announced the appointment of Declan McBennett as RTE Group Head of Sport, following an internal competition.

Declan, who currently holds the position of Managing Editor of Live and Continuous News, has vast experience across RTÉ News and RTÉ Sport including positions as Editor of RTÉ News Now, RTÉ News Online and RTÉ News and Current Affairs.

Speaking about his appointment, Declan McBennett said, “I very much look forward to working with the RTÉ Sports team and with all of the sporting organisations RTÉ partners with to ensure that quality coverage of our national teams and national games is delivered to the Irish audience. I’m delighted to be taking up the role as we head into a fantastic summer of sport with the GAA Championships, the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the European Championships 2018.”

RTÉ Director of Content Jim Jennings commented: “Declan has always shown his absolute commitment to public service media with a proven track record in delivering quality and trusted content to the audience. In a fiercely competitive sports market, I have no doubt that Declan will lead the RTÉ Sport team to further develop and evolve the quality sports coverage that Irish audiences turn to their national public service broadcaster for.”

Declan McBennett will succeed Ryle Nugent who departs RTÉ in June.




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