Caitríona Perry is a multi- award-winning Irish journalist. She's worked as a broadcast news correspondent since 2000 and is currently the co-anchor of the main television evening news programme from Ireland's national public service broadcaster, RTÉ. The SixOne News is broadcast Monday to Friday from 6.01pm to 7pm and is the most watched news programme in Ireland, nominated for an Irish Film & Television Award 2018. Previously Caitríona was the station's Washington Correspondent & Bureau Chief (Nov. 2013-Jan. 2018) where she worked across television, radio and digital platforms reporting on politics and all sorts of US related news. She has significant editorial experience and has previously worked as a news anchor, presenter, documentary maker, producer, and programme editor. She has won awards for her television and radio reportage, including a National Justice Media Awards and a PPI Award. She has an Undergraduate Degree in Journalism (2002) and a Masters Degree in International Relations (2010), both awarded by Dublin City University, which named her as one of the University's distinguished alumni. In addition to her home country of Ireland, Caitriona has reported on news stories across the US, Canada, Latin America, Europe and Australia.
Caitríona has published her second book 'The Tribe: The Inside Story on Irish Power and Influence in US Politics' (Gill Books Oct 2019) which examines who the power players in Irish American politics are and just how influential they are. It also looks at what will happen the Irish-America relationship after Brexit. Her first book, 'In America: Tales from Trump Country' was published by Gill Books on October 27th 2017. It debuted at number three in the Irish bestsellers charts and was shortlisted for Best Irish Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2017. An updated paperback edition was published on April 27th 2018, with a new chapter looking at the first year of the presidency of Donald J. Trump.
Caitríona was recently named the Irish Tatler Media Woman of the Year 2017, and an Image Woman of the Year 2018. She was listed as Ireland's most influential female journalist on Twitter in 2018 and was shortlisted as Ireland's Most Stylish Woman 2018 in the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards. She has addressed conference and book festival audiences and some of the world's most prestigious universities across Ireland, the US, the UK and Europe on US politics, media literacy, and her work as a journalist.