There are a few Irish journalists who have forged careers in the sphere of international and world journalism. Amongst them is Caitriona Perry, a former Washington correspondent for an Irish based network, RTE News. The outstanding journalist garnered wide popularity in 2017 when the POTUS Donald Trump complimented her cute smile while on a phone call with the Prime Minister of Ireland, Leo Varadkar. Since then, the journalist has become a prominent face on TV screens doing what she knows how to do best. Learn more about Caitriona Perry’s bio and other interesting facts below.
Caitriona Perry’s Biography
Caitriona Perry was born on the 15th day of October 1980 and her birth took place in Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland. The journalist possesses Irish nationality and ethnicity. She grew up along with her siblings in Knocklyon neighborhood. She developed an interest in becoming a journalist from a very young age and this led her to enroll at the Dublin City University where she acquired a journalism degree in 2002.
After her graduation, the journalist would later come back to her alma mater for her masters in International Relations which she got in 2010.
Caitriona Perry began her journalism career soon after her graduation in 2002. She got her first gig with a Dublin-based radio station called News Talk 106. After working there for a few years, she also worked with other stations including Newstalk and Today FM, before landing her first role with a mainstream network, RTE Network in 2007. Becoming the network’s Washington Correspondent, Caitriona Perry brought live coverage of several international breaking and trending news stories both in America and beyond.
She came into the limelight in 2016 following her jaw-dropping performance while covering the 2016 US Election. She further made headlines after the US President Donald Trump complimented her charming smile in 2017. A few months down the line, she went into broadcasting and was replaced by Brian O’Donovan as RTE News Washington Correspondent. Since then, she has been hosting the network’s news show, Six One News along with Keelin Shanley. There are other interesting facts worth knowing about the journalist and we have outlined them in these five facts below.
5 Quick Facts To Know about Caitriona Perry
1. She is Multi-Lingual and Has Recorded Several Awards in Her Name
Caitriona Perry is a highly talented journalist and her versatility extends to languages. In addition to English, the Irish Journalist also speaks Spanish, French, and German fluently. She has received several accolades for the act of bravery and top-notch journalism skills she exhibits in her job since the inception of her career.
The highlight of her awards and recognition include PPI Silver National Reporter of the Year Award (2009/10), National Justice Media Award for Best TV News (2012), National Justice Media Award for Best Broadcast Reporting (2014), DCU Distinguished Alumni Award (2015), and National Justice Media Award for Best TV News (2015), among others.
2. She Published a Book on 2016 Presidential Election
Following her extensive coverage of the United States presidential election in 2016, Caitriona Perry subsequently gathered her experiences in a book which she entitled In America: Tales from Trump Country. The book which was released in late 2016 became highly acclaimed, thus earning her a nomination for an Irish Book Award in 2017.
3. She Announced She is Expecting Her First Child in January 2019
Surprising right? Well, it might interest you to know that Caitriona Perry is a happily married woman, albeit, a very private person. Perry has never shared many details regarding her marital life, relationships, and affairs with the media. While it is already known that she is married to a man named Richard, the journalist has never shared any details including how they met, when and where they got married. The much we are able to gather is that the amazing couple has been enjoying a blissful relationship. Amazingly, she informed her teeming fans that she and her husband are expecting their first child via a tweet on the 29th January 2019. It’s only a matter of time before we hear of the arrival of their bundle of joy.
4. Her Net Worth
Having been in the journalism field for close to two decades and counting, one wouldn’t expect anything less than a huge net worth from the outstanding journalist. She has continued to ply her trade in America covering breaking and trending news stories in the United States. For a journalist of her status, we are sure she’d be earning a six-digit salary. However, her net worth is currently pegged at $1 million and this will definitely increase in the near future.
5. Body Measurements
The ardent journalist has a gorgeous physique and a charming personality. She stands tall at a height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m) and weighs a commensurate 55 kg (121 lbs). With her slim bodybuild, Caitriona Perry spots incredible body measurements; however, the details of her bust, waist, and hips measurements are currently unavailable. She rocks her blonde hair with a pair of grey eyes.