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Full Name  Alan Cantwell
Name  Alan Cantwell
Ethnicity  Irish
Role  Journalist

Years active  1985-present
Spouse  Denise Cantwell
Children  Two
Notable credits  TV3 News
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Born  1968 (age 46–47)Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland
Occupation  Journalist, presenter, newsreader
TV shows  TV3 News at 5.30, Midday, TV3 News @ 7, First Edition, TV3 News @ 6

Alan Cantwell (born 1968) is an Irish journalist, presenter and newsreader, best known as the former anchor of TV3 News at 5.30 and later the 5.30 .

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Career

Alan Cantwell (newsreader) TV3s Alan Cantwell quits to become Government adviser Independentie

Cantwell began his broadcasting career at the age of seventeen working in pirate radio in Dublin. He spent a number of years working with Capitol Radio under the pseudonym of Dave Carney. He later joined legitimate radio when he moved to Clare FM in the early 1990s. He spent five years here as head of news and current affairs. He subsequently became editor-in-chief of Independent Network News (INN) in Dublin. He later joined 98FM as host of a popular late-night chat show.

In 1998 Cantwell joined TV3 when the new station launched in September that year. Since then he has been the station's lead male newsreader. When TV3 launched Midday in 2008, Cantwell was included as one of the presenters along with Colette Fitzpatrick and Martin King. His stint in this role proved controversial and earned him the nickname "Alan Rantwell"; he was dropped from the programme after just a year as presenter. His removal was part of a wider shake-up of the programme.

Alan Cantwell (newsreader) Alan Cantwell returns to TV3 after 3 years to replace Ruairi Carroll

In May 2011, Cantwell fronted TV3's television coverage of Queen Elizabeth II's visit to the Republic of Ireland.

In November 2012, he was startled live on air by a loud noise which visibly shook him.

Alan Cantwell (newsreader) Alan Cantwell Shockingly QUITS TV3 News Job

In November it was announced that Cantwell is to leave TV3 on January 4, 2013.

Cantwell subsequently resigned from his position as TV3 newsanchor on 4 January 2013.

In October 2015 it was announced that Cantwell would be returning to the station after a two-year absence.

In May 2016 Cantwell resigned from TV3 again, to take up the post of press advisor to Mary Mitchell O'Connor after the Dún Laoghaire TD was appointed to Cabinet as jobs minister. In November it was announced he was resigning, citing “personal reasons”.

Personal life

Cantwell is married and has two daughters.

References

Alan Cantwell (newsreader) Wikipedia


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