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Bryan David Dobson

10 February 1960 (1960-02-10) (age 61)
Sandymount, Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Other names Dobbo
Alma mater
  • Rathmines College of Commerce
  • Dublin Institute of Technology
Employer Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ)
Notable credit(s)
  • RTÉ News: Nine O'Clock
  • RTÉ News: Six One
  • RTÉ News: One O'Clock
  • RTÉ News and Current Affairs
  • RTÉ: News at One
Spouse(s) Crea Dobson (m. 1994)
Children 2

Bryan David Dobson (born 10 February 1960) is an Irish journalist, newscaster and presenter with RTÉ in Ireland. He currently presents the RTÉ: News at One. He previously presented RTÉ News: Six One, RTÉ News: Nine O'Clock, most recently Morning Ireland, and occasionally RTÉ News: One O'Clock.

Early life

Dobson was raised in Sandymount. He attended Newpark Comprehensive School, Blackrock, Dublin. It was one of the first schools to introduce the Transition Year programme. In it, he presented a half-hour radio programme. When he finished school, he attended a media course in the Rathmines College of Commerce, Dublin Institute of Technology.

Broadcasting career

Early career

Dobson previously worked for the Dublin pirate station Radio Nova, hosting their nightly Dublin Today programme. Before joining RTÉ in 1987, he worked for BBC Northern Ireland.


Dobson joined RTÉ News and Current Affairs as a reporter in 1992. Before being the main RTÉ News: Nine O'Clock presenter, he was the RTÉ Business Correspondent. In September 1996, he was named as the co-presenter of the flagship early evening news programme, RTÉ News: Six One on RTÉ One, one of the most watched news programmes in Ireland. Since then he has presented that news programme, currently with Sharon Ní Bheoláin. He left his position as co-presenter on 25 October 2017 after 21 years to move to early morning radio on Morning Ireland.

He also presents various special programmes such as RTÉ's coverage of general elections. In May 2011, he fronted RTÉ television coverage of Queen Elizabeth II's visit to the Republic of Ireland.

Personal life

Dobson lives in Dublin with his wife and their two children.

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