Jessica Kelly

Broadcaster with Newstalk


Jessica Kelly is a broadcast journalist working in Newstalk 106-108FM. She joined the station in 2010 as a researcher and has worked on numerous shows.

She is a member of the Pat Kenny Show production team and a weekly contributor to Technology on The Right Hook – having reported from technology conferences around the world including EMC World Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and HP’s “Fall Event” in Barcelona. Tech, Twitter and travel are among her favourite things. And owls

Because I am a Girl I ask …  too many questions about things I don’t need to know, but want to know anyway – and I think others should too!

Because I am a Girl I believe … that rather than dwelling on our downfalls we should celebrate and flaunt what we’re good at…  A brag is better than a bitch!

Because I am a Girl I hope … I’m never placed anywhere just to make up a gender quota – I can justifiably stand my ground so let me… Ovaries shouldn’t come into it.

Because I am a Girl I wonder … how can I live happier, laugh louder and work harder every single day – but then realise that I’m only human and am allowed have bad days!

Because I am a Girl I dream … about the future rather than what might have been in the past.

Because I am a Girl I remember … how lucky I am to do what I do and get paid for it.

Because I am a Girl I like … stationery. There are few things in life that make me happier than a good pen!

Because I am a Girl I dislike … stereotypes. Young people in Ireland are often cast in a bad light by our media. This makes every young person an underdog, having to fight an unjustified tag of “lazy, layabout” before they even begin.

Because I am a Girl I feel … proud of what I’ve achieved to date and sometimes overwhelmed by what I have yet to do.

Because I am a Girl I celebrate… every opportunity that comes my way.

The views expressed in all blogs, are those of the authors only and do not necessarily represent the views or policies of of Plan Ireland  

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