Lorraine Keane is an IFTA-nominated broadcaster and journalist. Best known for her work over the last decade as entertainment correspondent for TV3, she stepped down as anchor for Ireland’s most popular fashion and celebrity lifestyle show Xpose, after two years at the helm.
During her time at TV3, Lorraine conducted interviews and reported from the most high profile entertainment events around the world including The Oscars, MTV Awards, The BAFTA’s and the Cannes Film Festival. She has also covered The Oscars for Sky TV in London and is currently working with UTV Ireland. See her latest interview with Josh Groban here.
Lorraine made her acting/singing debut in 2012 with “Girl’s Night, The Musical” produced by Robert C Kelly. The show finished a hugely successful four-month Irish run with a two-week sell-out in Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre.
Lorraine was nominated for Television Personality of Year at the Irish Film and Television Awards. She was voted Entertainment Personality Of The Year (Irish Tatler Awards), Most Stylish Female Of The Year (VIP Style Awards) and Celebrity Mum Of The Year (Woman’s Way).
In 2010 Lorraine was announced as Garnier International’s first Irish spokesperson, following on from such high profile names Davina Mc Caul in the UK and Sarah Jessica Parker and Bar Refaeli in the USA. She is also the face of make up brand db Make Up at Dylan Bradshaw.
In 2013 Lorraine was named Ambassador for Microsoft and Renault. She is also an Ambassador for IFTA, Soul Scandinavian Furniture, Irish designers Marion Murphy Cooney, Synan O’Mahony, Deborah Veale, Niamh O’Neill, Natalie B Coleman, Parentline, World Vision, Make A Wish Foundation and Trocaire.
Lorraine has travelled to Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Haiti and most recently Guatemala with the charity Trocaire, where she produces and presents documentaries for RTE television. Her documentary in Africa was broadcast on one of RTE 1’s highest rating shows “Nationwide”. The show attracted over 500,000 viewers. She will travel to Lebanon in November 2013 with World Vision to highlight the problems in Syrian refugee camps there.
She signed a book deal with Blackwater Press – her debut was published in 2010/2011, entitled “Working the Red Carpet” and writes a weekly column in the Sunday World Magazine – The Sunday World has the biggest circulation in Ireland.
Lorraine is from Dublin and joined the TV3 News team from her position as Manager of AA Roadwatch, where she had worked for the previous seven years, broadcasting live on RTE Radio 1 and 2FM every day. During that time Lorraine also presented various independent television productions for RTE, including Live at 3, Start Me Up, Drive and RPM Motorsport, among others.
Lorraine studied Broadcasting and Journalism at Ballyfermot Senior College and holds a City & Guilds in Public Administration and Current Affairs and H Dip in Public Relations from The Public Relations Institute of Ireland. She has also written columns for VIP magazine, Ireland on Sunday and The Star On Sunday newspapers
As an experienced “Master of Ceremonies” she is a regular host of high profile events/awards ceremonies across the country. These have included The TV Now Awards in 2008 and 2009, introducing Prince Charles on his first visit to Dublin and welcoming President Bill Clinton, during his term in office, at an Irish-American Ceremony in New York. She was selected to meet HRH Queen Elizabeth on her first visit to Ireland in 2012. Lorraine also hosts the annual ‘Ultimate Girls Day Out’ events in Dublin and Cork and acts as judge at the annual Ladies Day competitions at the Dublin Horseshow and the Galway Races.