Joining the breakfast club: Andrea Gilligan

A few short years ago, Andrea Gilligan was a news reporter on a small Monaghan radio station. Now she’ll be helping to shape the national conversation as the host of Newstalk’s new early morning breakfast show

26th August, 2018
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Andrea Gilligan: ‘You know when you’re in the shower at 4.10am that you really love your job’ Pic: Bryan Meade

Chatty, charismatic and completely obsessed with news and current affairs, Andrea Gilligan is a born broadcaster. But the Donegal woman, who will front Newstalk’s new morning breakfast show from 6am tomorrow morning, says she only ended up in the media by “a complete fluke”.

In fact, in her childhood dreams Gilligan pictured herself as a barrister, until a chance conversation two weeks before her final exams for her arts degree in...

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