One of Ireland’s popular broadcasters, Mary Kennedy began her RTE career as a continuity announcer. She soon became a Newscaster and came to national prominence presenting the Eurovision Song Contest in 1995. Since then Mary has presented many programmes including a successful six year run of Open House, People of the Year, Up for the Match, Nationwide and RTE’s Christmas Carols. She has worked as a commentator on high profile RTE television events such as the the funeral of Mother Teresa, the marriage of Prince William, the visit of Queen Elizabeth, and State funerals. She provided the commentary for the funeral of Gay Byrne. Following her retirement from Nationwide at the end of 2019, Mary continued to present the RTE Christmas Carols programme and to commentate on state occasions.