Anna Daly is an award-winning Irish tv presenter who woke up the nation on Ireland's flagship TV breakfast show, 'Ireland AM' for 12 years however in recent months Anna has shifted from daytime to primetime with her groundbreaking new tv shows on Ireland's National broadcaster, RTE 1.
The most recent of these is 'Future Island', a LIVE nightly show across a week in primetime on RTE1, this is ambitious event programming at its finest and Anna was thrilled to anchor what she dubbed 'Tomorrow's world for today'. Produced by renowned production company, Indiepics, Anna anchored the show alone but was surrounded by the best scientific, and creative minds who could answer all of her 'curious' questions night after night.
'Hospital Live' is another ambitious live tv event fronted and co-anchored by Anna (alongside well known broadcaster Philip Boucher-Hayes) in 2022 (with another in 2023) from a purpose built set in the heart of Ireland's busiest general hospitals, St James' in Dublin. Live tv is something that won't faze this Mum of 3 given Anna has honed her tv presenting skills in an environment where there's little room for error or nerves; live tv three hours daily as anchor of flagship breakfast tv show, 'Ireland AM', 'Saturday AM', 'Sunday AM' and 'Weekend AM'. Anna didn't just anchor these shows, she pitched the idea of the weekend version which was launched in 2015 and Anna co-anchored alongside much loved Irish actor Simon Delaney, with a team who doubled the ratings target for the show within a year on air.
Anna didn't always anchor the show however. Starting as a reporter Anna traveled the globe interviewing every big star from Kardashians to Beckhams, landing exclusives with music icons like Adam Clayton and Slash, Kate Winslet to Jamie Oliver and established a name for herself as someone who didn't ask the predictable questions. 'If my producers wanted 5 minutes I brought back 10' Anna would tell you in her enthusiastic tone. Why? People liked her, opened up to her, trusted her. They would laugh or cry and sometimes both making for powerful interviews. Anna sites astronaut Chris Hadfield and Dame Helen Mirren as her favourite guests to interview but is also quick to recognise that quite often it’s ‘ordinary people’ who provide the most extraordinary TV moments.
Looking at homes she can't afford is a hobby of Anna's (as well as buying coffees in coffee shops around the world so she can get changed in them but she’s saving that for the book!) and she managed to turn this past-time into another presenting role when she pitched the idea for a modern day 'Cribs' to Virgin Media and together they created 'Dream House', a primetime property show Anna co-hosted with style guru Darren Kennedy.
Graduating with an International Marketing degree (MII) Anna hails from Dublin and calls herself ‘an accidental TV presenter’. As Marketing Manager for the TV3 network, Anna was nominated for Image Magazine Young Business Woman of the Year before taking the plunge into an on-screen career. Since then Anna has bagged multiple awards for presenting and style including the People’s Choice Award at the TVNow Awards, Celebrity Mum of the Year, Anna even joined the esteemed judging panel for the inaugural Pride of Ireland Awards and recently was nominated for her startup business in three upcoming business awards ceremonies. If Anna isn’t hosting them she’s nominated in them.
That above-mentioned business is another love of Anna's, her ethical clothing brand ‘Little Bliss’ continues to gain loyal fans for it's colourful aesthetic and sustainable ethos. As a result of launching this brand, Anna has now become a firm favourite for hosting duty at business events and awards ceremonies across all genres. A trusted host who doesn't take herself too seriously.
A regular voice on podcasts and radio, Anna will contribute to fun and frivolous or drive a panel of guests from parenting to business, lifestyle to health topics and always ensure the event is engaging, relevant and often trends across social media given her strong following on social media.
Anna has recently hosted or participated in the following events:
- Interntional Women's Day Event for Bord na Mona
- Sustainable Business Awards - Chambers Ireland
- Irish Made Awards - Irish Country Magazine
- Women's breakfast - Visa
- Candarel - Women's health
- WIN Women's Inspire Network
- Women in Business Donegal Chamber
- BEO Wellness / careers
- Women who Inspire - Trinity College Entrepreneurial Society
- Brown Thomas - panellist - Inspiration women's morning - International Women's day