Her first job as a presenter was on the radio books programme 'Paper Chase'. She then became a reporter on 'Day by Day'. In1979, Marian presented 'Women Today', a radio show dealing with issues affecting women.
In 1985, she became the first presenter of 'Liveline', a live show where members of the public phone in with their opinions, which she continued to present until 1999.
Marian Finucane received a PPI Radio Award for outstanding achievement in broadcasting in 2008. She currently presents 'The Marian Finucane Show' on weekend radio.