|Residence Dublin, Ireland|
Name Bryan Dobson
Other names Dobbo
Spouse Crea Dobson
Born 10 February 1960 (age 55) (1960-02-10) Sandymount, Dublin, Ireland
Occupation Journalist, newsreader presenter
Notable credit(s) RTE News: Nine O'Clock, RTE News: Six OneRTE News and Current Affairs
TV shows RTE News: Six One, One to One, Marketplace, Leader's Questions
Louise richardson interview on terrorism with bryan dobson irish tv 2009
Bryan Dobson (born 10 February 1960) is an Irish newscaster with RTÉ in Ireland. He has presented RTÉ News: Six One since 1996. He previously presented RTÉ News: Nine O'Clock and occasionally RTÉ News: One O'Clock.
- Louise richardson interview on terrorism with bryan dobson irish tv 2009
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- Early life
- Personal life
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Dobson was raised in Sandymount. He attended Newpark Comprehensive School, Blackrock, Dublin. It was one of the first schools to introduce the Transition Year programme. In it, he presented a half-hour radio programme. When he finished school, he attended a media course in the Rathmines College of Commerce, Dublin Institute of Technology
Dobson previously worked for the Dublin pirate station Radio Nova, hosting their nightly Dublin Today programme. Before joining RTÉ in 1987, he worked for BBC Northern Ireland.
Dobson joined RTÉ News and Current Affairs as a reporter in 1992. Before being the main RTÉ News: Nine O'Clock presenter, he was the RTÉ Business Correspondent. In September 1996, he was named as the co-presenter of the flagship early evening news programme, RTÉ News: Six One on RTÉ One, one of the most watched news programmes in Ireland. Since then he has presented that news programme, currently with Sharon Ní Bheoláin. He also presents various special programmes such as RTÉ's coverage of general elections. In May 2011, he fronted RTÉ television coverage of Queen Elizabeth II's visit to the Republic of Ireland.
In 2003, he became embroiled in a minor controversy. Dobson was accused of a conflict of interest when it was reported that he had provided some training for senior local authority officials in answering questions in the media, although the controversy was somewhat defused when Dobson expressed regret for what was viewed as a misjudgment. He interviewed Bertie Ahern in 2006, after which Dobson said "I've never done an interview like it before and I doubt if I ever will again". On 21 January 2013 an incident occurred when Dobson was interviewing the American White House press reporter Paul Brandus. At one point of the report, a man, though shadowed, appeared in front of the screen telling Brandus his time was over. The television facility was being shared and it was the next reporter's turn. Dobson commented: "Well in all my years on the jobs that's never happened, well there you go!"
He currently lives in Dublin with his wife and their two children.