Paul Tanney is from Belfast and has worked as a journalist since 1998. He has been a reporter on Morning Ireland since 2005 and was appointed an editor in November 2009.
Paul wanted to be a journalist from an early age and had his first articles published in a local paper while he was on work experience, aged 16; some people say they represent his finest work.
Paul studied history at Trinity College Dublin. He also has a Masters degree in information management from Queens University Belfast which he finds to be of no use in his professional life.
That professional life properly began with a course in newspaper journalism in the University of Ulster which led to a placement with the Irish Times back in Dublin. After this, Paul remained in Dublin where he freelanced for a number of publications including the Irish Times website, Sunday Business Post and various sections of the Irish Times.
From Dublin, Paul moved gradually back to Belfast working in the Irish Times office there for over two years.
In 2002, he joined the startup of Newstalk and, when he left in 2004, he was editor of the station's breakfast show.
After a period working on the Radio 1 sub-editors desk in RTÉ, Paul moved to Morning Ireland in January 2005.