RTÉ Radio 1
From the day Ana walked in to BBC Radio Sheffield at the age of 21, she knew that radio was where she wanted to be. Although a native of the city she had been educated in Ireland - with the Louis nuns in Monaghan and subsequently in Trinity College Dublin. Ana spent 10 years freelancing for BBC local radio in the north of England as a reporter and researcher before joining BBC Radio 4 as a producer in 1989, working on programmes such as Woman’s Hour, You and Yours and Mediumwave. In 1998 she moved to Northern Ireland where she was Managing Editor of BBC Radio Foyle in Derry for 8 years. At the Sony Radio Awards (the Oscars of the UK radio industry) in 2000, Radio Foyle won the Station of the Year Award beating BBC Radio 4, 5-Live and other national UK stations to win the coveted Breakfast News & Talk Award. In 2006 Ana moved south to RTÉ as head of RTÉ Radio 1 where under her leadership, declining listening figures were reversed. In February 2011, after 14 years in radio management, she went back to making radio. Ana currently produces CountryWide.