Claire Byrne

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Claire Byrne

Claire Byrne

Who is Claire Byrne?

Claire Byrne is a well-known Irish journalist. Claire Byrne has been hosting Claire Live on RTÉ One every Monday evening since January 2015. From September 2010 to March 2012, she was the host of RTÉ’s The Daily Show. Claire will also be the host of Today with Claire beginning in August 2020. She also hosts a daily podcast called Today, which is produced by RTÉ Radio 1.

Early Life and Childhood

Claire Byrne was born in Mountrath, Laois, Ireland, on August 11, 1975. Claire is 46 years old and has her birthday every year on August 11.

She was born and raised on a family farm in Ireland by his supportive and caring parents, Tom and Breda Byrne. Claire was born with Irish nationality.

Education Details

Claire Byrne graduated from a local high school before going on to study politics, sociology, and social science at the University College Dublin.

She never finished the course, however, and instead enrolled at Rathmines College of Further Education, where she earned a degree in Journalism.

Professional Career

Byrne currently hosts Today with Claire on RTÉ Radio 1. She has been a part of the show since taking over after Sean O’Rourke’s retirement in August 2020.

The show was previously known as Today with Sarah McInerney before it was renamed. Her show includes current events, sharp analysis, and in-depth features of consumer interest.

Claire also hosts her own weekly current affairs show, Claire Live, on RTÉ.

She has been the show’s host since January 2015. She previously co-hosted RTÉ’s The Daily Show with her partner Daith Sé from 2010 to 2012.

Claire Byrne
Claire Byrne as a journalist. Source: presspack

She also served as the network’s anchor, alongside Miriam O’Callaghan and Pat Kenny, on the current affairs program Prime Time.

Claire began her broadcasting career at East Coast Radio before moving on to BBC Radio in the Channel Islands.

She is also a podcaster, currently hosting an RTÉ Radio 1 podcast. Every weekday at 10 a.m., her podcast airs.

She covers current events, sports, and sharp analysis of consumer interest items. It has currently aired over 97 episodes and has received a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Net Worth and Salary

Claire Byrne earns an annual salary of $92,670.

With over fifteen years of experience in the journalism industry, there is no doubt that she has amassed a substantial amount of wealth. Claire has a net worth of $3 million on average.

Relationship Status

Claire Byrne is currently married to her loving and handsome husband Gerry Scollan in a happy marriage. Gary is a business consultant right now.

The couple became engaged in 2013 and married in 2016.

She had previously been married to Richard Johnson, a radio executive. From 2003 to 2006, the couple was married for three years.

She’s the proud mother of three adorable kids. She became a mother for the first time in 2013 when she welcomed her firstborn son.

Claire had her second daughter in 2014 and her last in 2017. The family of five lives happily in Bray, County Wicklow.

Body Measurements

She is a medium-sized woman. Claire is 5 feet 4 inches tall (approx. 1.62 m).

Social Media

Her Twitter handle is @ClaireByrneLive.

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  • Her hardworking parents gave birth to her on August 11, 1975, in Mountrath, Laois, Ireland.
  • She is married to her handsome and caring husband Gerry Scollan, with whom she has three children.
  • Claire has a net worth of $3 million on average.
  • She is 5 feet 4 inches tall (approx. 1.62 m).
  • Byrne is currently married to her loving and handsome husband Gerry Scollan in a happy marriage.