Dundalk man takes up top role in UTV
A Dundalk man has been appointed as the new Head of News and Programmes at UTV.
Terry Brennan took up his new role last week. It will see him take on responsibility for UTV’s news and local programming output in Northern Ireland.
Terry has 13 years experience in journalism having previously worked as Head of News at ITV Anglia. He joined ITV News as a production journalist 12 years ago and was initially based in their Bristol newsroom.
He went on to become Programme Editor and produced West Country’s Royal Television Society Programme of the Year on the Weston Pier fire.
In a statement on his appointment, Terry said: “I am delighted to join UTV’s strong news team which produces the most watched news by far in Northern Ireland. So far this year, UTV Live has produced some very strong programmes delivering excellent viewing figures and we hope to continue this trend into 2017. ITV is totally committed to providing local viewers with the same high standards of news and current affairs they have come to expect from UTV backed up by the best of regional programmes for the Northern Ireland market.”
Michael Wilson, Managing Director, UTV said: “Terry has a proven track record in programme-making, journalism and editorial leadership and I am delighted he has joined UTV and will be responsible for both ensuring the high quality of our news output and for driving our news and local programming content forward.”
Terry becomes the second local link to the station with UTV Live presenter Paul Clark’s mum also from Ardee.