Eamonn scoops a TRIC Award
Eamonn has been voted ‘News Presenter of the Year’ for his Sky News Sunrise programme by the prestigious Television and Radio Industry’s Club, jointly accepting the prize with fellow nominee Sian Williams.
He picked up the Award at a star-studded ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House on Park Lane.
“Working for a 24 hour breaking news channel tests whatever experience I've built up over the years to its limit," Eamonn explained.
"People tune into Sunrise as they wake up to learn something they didn't know before they went to bed and to be voted News Presenter of the Year is a tremendous accolade.
"Since I was 11 , it was all I wanted to do, even though it seemed like an impossible dream. I suppose my motivation came from being a teenager growing up in the Northern Ireland Troubles of the 1970's and having a very strong sense of being affected by them, and wanting to question and explain.
"Unbelievably I got my chance in 1982 when at 22 , I became the youngest anchor in Britain or Ireland of a tea time news and current affairs programme - UTV's Good Evening Ulster.
"The man and broadcaster I am today on Sky News Sunrise is very thankful and grateful for this honour, but I'm more pleased for the 11 year old still inside me - it seems like he made the right career choice after all."
For more information about the awards, visit the TRIC website.