‘I believe in the power of great reporting, even in this always-on, desensitised world’

‘I believe in the power of great reporting, even in this always-on, desensitised world’
Claire Brock: ‘The most important thing I can do is to present the news in a way that’s really accessible’ Pic: Bryan Meade

After 16 years in media, Claire Brock has landed her dream job, presenting Virgin Media’s nightly evening news bulletin.

‘I first walked through the doors of Ballymount 16 years ago,” says broadcaster Claire Brock. “Sixteen years . . . does that make me old?”

At 38, Brock is hardly over the hill. The TV3 news anchor has, however, been in, out and back in the doors of the station’s Ballymount base since graduating from DCU back in 2002. Starting as a researcher for the Ireland AM breakfast show, she quickly acquired the pragmatism required to survive in commercial TV.

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