Ciara Kelly is Speech Broad­caster of the Year

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GREY­STONES wo­man Ciara Kelly is the first fe­male to win speech broad­caster of the year at the IMRO Ra­dio Awards.

The awards cer­e­mony was broad­cast on livestream on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 2, with host Der­mot Whe­lan pre­sent­ing.

Ciara, for­merly a GP prac­tic­ing in Grey­stones, re­cently made the move to present New­stalk Break­fast with Shane Coleman.

Her win makes it three years in a row for a New­stalk pre­sen­ter to win the award.

Her col­leagues Pat Kenny and Ivan Yates have pre­vi­ously won the award.

In win­ning the pres­ti­gious award Ciara has the ac­co­lade of be­ing the first wo­man ever to win it.

‘I’m ab­so­lutely thrilled,’ she said.

‘I didn’t ex­pect to win - it’s a very com­pet­i­tive cat­e­gory.

To get this award from my peers in the in­dus­try is a huge hon­our and I’m very grate­ful to IMRO and to New­stalk for ev­ery­thing.’

The IMRO Ra­dio Awards cel­e­brate the best in Ir­ish ra­dio broad­cast­ing and recog­nise those who have made con­tri­bu­tions over the year.

The judg­ing panel is made up of 106 in­dus­try veter­ans and in­de­pen­dent judges.

They lis­tened to 673 en­tries, over 41 dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories.

Ciara Kelly.

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