Name David McCullagh
|Spouse(s) Anne-Marie Smyth|
|Notable credit(s) RTE News and Current Affairs|
Books The Reluctant Taoiseach: John A. Costello
Education University College Dublin
RTE reporter and Primetime presenter David McCullagh speaking at Hit or Miss launch
David McCullagh PhD is an Irish journalist and author. He is a presenter of the current affairs television programme Prime Time, and Political Correspondent with RTÉ News and Current Affairs.
McCullagh attended Newpark Comprehensive School and studied politics in University College Dublin. He holds a PhD in the subject.
He began his journalistic career working for the Evening Press. He is Political Correspondent with Raidió Teilifís Éireann, along with David Davin-Power. He has been Political Correspondent in RTÉ since 2001. He presents Behind Closed Doors on RTÉ One which details released State Documents. He has also presented The Week in Politics and election and referendum programmes on RTÉ. He was appointed to present the current affairs programme, Prime Time, in September 2013.
In 1999, he won a prize under the category 'TV features and documentaries' in the ESB national media awards. He has also written the book A Makeshift Majority: The first inter-party government, 1948-51, and a biography of John A. Costello. The Reluctant Taoiseach: A Biography of John A Costello, was launched in 2010.
McCullagh is married to journalist Anne-Marie Smyth; they have one daughter, Rosie.