THE LIMERICK Post is expanding its editorial team with the appointment of Katie O’Donovan as a print and digital news journalist.
The Tipperary woman has completed the Learning Waves graduate programme, where she worked with Tipp FM as a radio and digital journalist.
She graduated from the University of Limerick in 2021 with a first class honours degree from the MA in Journalism programme. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in New Media and English from UL, which she received in 2020.
Katie has covered the entire Mid West region, working previously producing the Morning Call and Current Affairs Show programmes on Tipperary Mid West Radio, as well as producing the station’s The Radio Vault documentary series. She has also worked as part of SPIN South West’s street team.
“We’re incredibly delighted to have Katie join our team. She’s got an impressive record in local journalism so far, and a clear passion for finding and telling important stories,” said Limerick Post news editor Adam Leahy.
“We’ve been working hard to build on our online and digital offering, I have every confidence that Katie is the perfect fit to help us in doing that, and in bringing valuable and factual news to the people of the city and county”.
Katie’s reporting interests span a wide spectrum, from council meetings and crime stories to coverage of important human and social issues. For her MA dissertation at UL, she studied issues surrounding the controversial direct provision system, producing a long-form radio documentary featuring a number of refugees living in the system.
Katie will be reporting up-to-the-minute news both in the Limerick Post’s weekly print edition and on limerickpost.ie. To get in touch with her regarding a story, email firstname.lastname@example.org