Grainne McPolin, Irish radio producer
Gráinne McPolin is an award-winning documentary maker and radio producer. Having spent many years as a nurse in frontline healthcare in Ireland and abroad, she decided to follow a career in radio; training as a radio producer with Radio Kerry and the National Digital Skills Centre Kerry Education & Training Board followed by an internship with Newstalk Radio. Grainne has monthly features broadcast on RTE Radio 1 ‘Seascapes’ and ‘Drivetime’ with Mary Wilson. She has co-produced a documentary about her time as a nurse in the Middle East with Ronan Kelly for Documentary on One’ which went on to win the 2016 Clarion International Women in Media Award; she also provided soundscape audio for the Doc on One production ‘Roger Casement’s Apocalypse Now: Africa & 2016’. Grainne has had her work broadcast on CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation which explores the tenuous connections between Kerry and Newfoundland, Canada.
And like everyone else in this business, she is always on the lookout for good ideas so if you think you have one that could make it to air, let’s get in touch.