Williams leaves ‘Newstalk Breakfast’ after two years
Paul Williams is leaving Newstalk’s breakfast show after two years and will present his final programme tomorrow.
Williams, best known as a crime journalist and author, said he had recently made “the tough decision” to leave the show, which he described as “a great experience”.
Newstalk, which is owned by Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp Media, thanked him for his contribution to the station and said he would continue to be a regular contributor.
The broadcaster was part of a rotating line-up of three presenters introduced in 2016 as replacements for Ivan Yates and Chris Donoghue.
Colette Fitzpatrick, who was part of the 2016 breakfast team, left Newstalk last year to concentrate on her role as a news presenter for Virgin Media Television, leaving the regular duo of Williams and Shane Coleman.
Newstalk Breakfast has 121,000 listeners, according to Joint National Listenership Research (JNLR) figures. Newstalk said it would announce a replacement for Williams in due course.