Mary Wilson was born and raised in the South Tipperary village of Drangan. She studied journalism in the College of Commerce, Rathmines and after a number of years in provincial journalism and public relations she joined RTE’s local 89FM service in Cork in 1989. In 1990 she moved to Donnybrook and worked as a reporter on a range of radio and television programmes including Morning Ireland, News at One and the Six and Nine TV news programmes. In the mid-1990s she was appointed Legal Affairs Correspondent (later Editor) and won a number of awards for her news reports and documentaries for news and current affairs including, Prime Time and Would You Believe. She was the National Media Journalist of the Year in 2000.

In 2006 she was asked to move to present the new Radio One Drivetime programme and she has
anchored the evening show since then. Away from daily radio she enjoys time with family and
friends and regular walks through the beautiful mountains of Ireland.