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Jenny Kelly

Jenny Kelly also features as a character in the TV series, The Girl from Tomorrow, and as a character in the TV series, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.
Jenny Kelly
Born (1972-05-06) May 6, 1972 (age 42)
Dublin, Ireland
Residence Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Education Newtown School, Waterford
Alma mater Trinity College, Dublin
Occupation Broadcaster
Employer Today FM
Known for Co-hosting The Ray D'Arcy Show on Today FM
Height 5'5"
Title Miss
Partner(s) Ray D'Arcy
Children One daughter, one son
Website
Jenny's online existence

Jennifer "Jenny" Kelly (born 6 May 1972 in Dublin) is an Irish radio personality famed for her partnership to the presenter Ray D'Arcy, a household name in Ireland.[1] She is D'Arcy's producer[2] and co-presenter on The Ray D'Arcy Show on Today FM. The pair have one daughter and one son together.

Kelly previously worked for East Coast FM and then for Raidió Teilifís Éireann on their pop music radio station RTÉ 2fm.

Early life

Kelly was reared in South Dublin county. Her father Michael was a lawyer and a major influence on her career.[3] Jenny would attend horse races with him, and was seen at the Galway Races in 2003.[3][4] She attended St Joseph of Cluny's primary school before Newtown School in Waterford provided her with some secondary education. After this, Kelly spent a time delved in theatre studies at Trinity College, Dublin.

Career

Before obtaining a position in RTÉ, Kelly volunteered for a place at Dublin South Community Radio and received in return a weekly half hour arts programme to present. She began working with the Irish national broadcaster, RTÉ in 1994, with radio station, RTÉ 2fm where her first national broadcast took place from on top of the world's biggest, fastest roller coaster.

In 1997, Kelly joined East Coast Radio, where she co-presented The Breakfast Show and produced the mid morning show.

Early in 2000, Kelly transferred to Today FM to work in music programming with Phil Cawley and Tim Kelly. In September 2000, D'Arcy joined the station and The Ray D'Arcy Show commenced broadcasting. She is still the show producer and co-presenter on the show's "Fix it Friday" slot.[5]

Personal life

Kelly is Ray D'Arcy's partner. They live in Dublin.

Jenny's father, Michael, died in his sleep on 8 April 2011. Jenny learned of the death from Today FM chief executive Willie O'Reilly while on air. The Ray D'Arcy Show was taken off the air abruptly as a result, prompting thousands of texts and calls from worried listeners.[13]

In January 2012, it was announced that D'Arcy and Kelly had become engaged and that Kelly was pregnant with a second child.[14] In June 2012, D'Arcy and Kelly had their second baby, a son called Tom Michael D'Arcy.[15]

She shares a birthday with Larry Gogan.

References

External links

  • Official website of The Ray D'Arcy Show
  • Twitter
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