RTÉ News broadcaster Caitriona Perry has announced that she is pregnant with her first child.

The news anchor confirmed that she is expecting after viewers of the Six One news got in touch.

She wrote on Twitter: "To all the eagle-eyed @rtenews #SixOne viewers who have been in touch...you are correct!

"I am expecting some ‘news’ of my own later this year."

Perry's Six One co-presenter Keelin Shanley was among those offering their congratulations, tweeting: "We're all delighted Caitriona - v exciting."

Perry returned to Ireland from her post as the RTÉ News Washington Correspondent last year.

She has presented the Six One alongside Shanley since January 2018.