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Lisa Pereira: Studio and Web Producer

Lisa Pereira crossed seas and climates to settle in Ireland from her birthplace of Trinidad and Tobago. An early convert to journalism, she worked for In Dublin magazine and other Irish publications before moving to Paris and falling into radio broadcasting at Radio France Internationale.

One of the most exciting stories she covered at that time was a state visit by Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and his wife Raisa to Paris, where he was greeted like a rock star by tens of thousands of people who turned out in the streets.

The hardest was an interview for the Irish Times with Danielle Mitterrand, the notoriously private wife of the then-French president. Mme. Mitterrand answered Lisa's list of 30-odd questions in a matter of minutes, giving very little away. A reporter's nightmare.

Lisa was first a reporter, then a Programme Editor on Morning Ireland, before becoming Studio and Web Producer, in charge of feeding fresh material onto the programme while it's on air, and developing Morning Ireland's presence on the web.

Lisa did her university studies in Paris and the United States after a childhood spent in Venezuela, Libya, Australia and then Ireland.

Lisa is a mother of three and married to the photographer Billy Stickland.

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Programme Highlights

Integration in education key to tackling racism

In the last in her series on racism in Ireland, Ailbhe Conneely, Religion & Social Affairs Correspondent, looks at how one Cork school has achieved integration amongst students and teachers.

Reported incidents of racism rising in Ireland

Ailbhe Conneely, Social Affairs & Religion Correspondent, explores how the number of reported racist incidents in the country is on the rise

Online racism a growing problem in Ireland

Ailbhe Conneely, Social Affairs & Religion Correspondent, reports on what's been done across sport, the arts, and media to tackle racism in Ireland.

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