An Ennis woman who was born in Nigeria has joined  RTE’s news2day team. Zainab Boladale was born in Lagos but has lived in Ennis since she was four years old.

Following a call out to media and journalism graduates across the country, and a comprehensive audition process, Zainab was chosen to join the team and is broadcasting live on RTÉ Two and RTÉ News Now.  Zainab studied journalism

Zainab studied journalism at Dublin City University and previously worked as a digital news reporter. In 2017 she was named Journalist of the Year at the DCU Hybrid Awards and was nominated in the same category in the Union of Students in Ireland Achievement Awards.   The

The 20-year-old attended primary school in Cloughleigh at Scoil Chriost Rí and spent the first three years of secondary school in Gaelcholaiste an Chláir. Zainab loves cooking, photography, travelling, visiting galleries and museums. She has performed in spoken word poetry competitions and is a serious Doctor Who fan who loves watching sci-fi. Zainab joins current news2day presenter Tommy Meskil, who is also from Clare. Tommy also studied in

Zainab joins current news2day presenter Tommy Meskil, also from Clare. Tommy also studied in DCU, and then worked with Spirit Radio, East Coast FM and Dublin station FM104 before joining RTÉ News.

News2day is broadcast Monday-Friday at 4.20pm on RTÉ Two and RTÉ News Now. In addition to young viewers tuning in at home, it is also watched online in many classrooms throughout the country and used as a teaching tool.