Paddy O’Connell Keynote Speaker
- TV and radio broadcaster with international experience
- Highly respected moderator
- Anchored TV or events across 15 countries for 15 years
Paddy O’Connell's Biography
Paddy O’Connell is the national and international broadcaster whose innovative style has led him into some of the most varied projects on radio and TV. From Wall Street and 9/11 to the Eurovision Song Contest, Paddy has defied the conventional roles.
He is heard each week by two million listeners to the BBC Radio programme “Broadcasting House” and seen by 175 Million viewers of “Weekend World.” He is also a regular stand-in on the Jeremy Vine show on BBC Radio 2. Paddy is the London correspondent for US Public Radio programmes, The Takeaway and “The World,” and has lived and worked in the USA extensively. He was an intern during the presidency of Ronald Reagan, and was in New York as a Wall Street Anchor during the attacks of 9/11.
Paddy is also well-known as the host of many public events, from monthly public “Question Time” events in London, to informal briefings for visiting Americans hitting the theatre scene. He has a long list of appearances and meetings to add to his unusual mix of interests. He is well-known to the London journalist hub the Frontline Club, hosting monthly events here. Paddy has also hosted Eurovision events in London and Oslo, and chaired events from Ohio to Singapore.