Barna editor chosen as new chief of Nuacht TG4

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Galway News - Barna editor chosen for Nuacht TG4 role

Sheila Ní Bheaglaoich reports.

Barna resident Joe Reddington has been elected the chief editor of TG4.

Having been the deputy chief editor of the news services in the Baile na hAbhann studios since the beginning of the Irish Language Station 22 years ago, he is now ready to become the chief editor of the Nuacht TG4/RTE.

Reddington is the second ever chief editor as he replaces Michael Lally who has spent the last 22 years in the job.

Joe Reddington originally hails from Ballina Co. Mayo where he spent many years teaching.

He subsequently left his post as a teacher to begin working with TG4 in 1996 and now lives in Barna with his wife and kids.

The chief editor of Nuacht TG4/RTE is responsible for providing news and current affairs television on RTE and TG4.

He will also be responsible for the news service that is available through the medium of Irish online.

Joe Reddington will be reporting back to the Directing Manager, News and Current Affairs, RTE, Jon Williams.