Evelyn O’Rourke is an Irish broadcaster employed by RTE. She joined RTE in 1998 as a researcher on The Gay Byrne Show and The Arts Show on RTE Radio 1 before moving on to become roving reporter on Today with Pat Kenny on RTE Radio 1 and The Gerry Ryan Show on RTE 2fm. She has served as a presenter on several RTE programmes, including Drivetime Liveline and Morning Ireland on RTE Radio 1 as well as an annual Countdown to the Leaving Cert series on RTE 2fm on which she offered advice to Leaving Certificate students. She also was a regular contributor to the “It Says in the Papers” slot on Morning Ireland. Other television work includes Crimecall, The Daily Show, Seoige and as a judge on TV talent shows Glas Vegas and The All Ireland Talent Show. She went to study at Coláiste Iosagáin on Dublin’s Southside. Having completed her school studies she attended Trinity College, Dublin to study Drama and English from 1990 until 1994. After this she moved to the West of Ireland to work in film and television. In 1998 she moved back to Dublin, joining RTE Radio, working with the veteran broadcaster Gay Byrne during his final season on radio. She was then transferred to The Arts Show with Mike Murphy, and later to Today with Pat Kenny where she was employed as a reporter. She then worked in radio as Ryan Tubridy’s first “newspaper lady” on the now-defunct RTE 2fm breakfast show The Full Irish. In September 2002, she started reporting for The Gerry Ryan Show.
She has presented many programmes on radio and TV including ‘Liveline’, ‘Today with Pat Kenny’, ‘The Gerry Ryan Show’ and she presented a tribute show to Gerry Ryan the day after his death in 2010, her first show since having a baby. She presented a special tribute to Ryan on Saturday morning, in her first radio show since returning from maternity leave. The couple regarded Ryan as a friend as well as a colleague.”Both Gerry and John are gadget freaks,” she said . “We keep saying ‘are’, we keep talking about him in the present tense,” her husband responded. She took on the role of radio reporter and television presenter for the RTÉ cross-media event Operation Transformation in 2008. She performed the role of “cheerleader” to her companion Gerry Ryan’s “ringmaster”. She was also helpful in the choosing of the 2010 participants . Her other television appearances are Seoige, The Cafe and The Lucy Kennedy Show.She featured on The Panel on 29 January 2009. She was a judge on the 10 January edition of series two of The All Ireland Talent Show after Shane Lynch’s flight from London was cancelled. She also served as an advisor to Shane Lynch on The All Ireland Talent Show’. She was also a judge on TG4 variety show Glas Vegas.
She returned to RTE in November 2011 where she joined the Radio 1 Arts and Culture programme ‘Arena’ as a reporter. Since her return she has also appeared on a number of programmes ranging from ‘Crime Call’ as stand in presenter, ‘The Today programme’ as contributor on RTE television, and ‘The Colm Hayes Show’ on 2fm. She is now the reporter on the popular RTE Radio 1 arts and popular culture programme Arena.
Evelyn O’Rourke Age
She was born in Dublin, Ireland. Further details about her age are under review and will be updated soon.
Evelyn O’Rourke Husband
She is married to her husband, John McMahon and they have two sons, Oisin and Ross.
Evelyn O’Rourke Children
She has two sons .On December 2, 2009 she gave birth to her first son, Oisin Brian McMahon. Her second son, Ross Pascal, was born on 2 February 2011.