About Eamonn Mallie

Multi award winning journalist Eamonn Mallie is one of Ireland’s most respected and well-known media personalities. Eamonn who worked as a reporter and political correspondent out of Belfast for over three decades covered every aspect of Northern Ireland’s Troubles, interviewing figures including Nelson Mandela, Margaret Thatcher, Bill Clinton, John Major, Tony Blair, Mother Theresa, Bertie Ahern and Charles Haughey.

At the 26th Sony Radio Academy Awards ceremony – Mallie won the ‘Local and Regional Lifetime Achievement’ Award for his reporting the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

Born in South Armagh in 1950 to Eileen and Michael Mallie, one of a family of six (four boys and two girls), Mallie was Educated in Newry at Abbey CBS Grammar. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin 1974 in Gaelic and Spanish (Eamonn also speaks French).

He worked as a researcher in Irish Language for RTÉ and trained as a radio current affairs producer for the BBC in Belfast. In 1976 he joined Downtown Radio as a reporter and became its political correspondent.

Eamonn hit the headlines in 1981 arising from a number of stories of international interest. In 1989, he formed his own company Eamonn Mallie News Services.

In 2012 he established Mallie Media (formerly EMM Productions) – an independent film and television production company alongside his son Michael Mallie. Prior to the formation of Mallie Media, Eamonn worked on a number of documentaries for broadcasters in the UK and Ireland – including: ‘Dispatches: Peace Process’ for Channel 4 as presenter, ‘Noel Murphy: A House Divided – Assembly Portrait Documentary’ for RTÉ as presenter and ‘Endgame in Ireland’ for BBC, RTE & PBS as a historical consultant.

Eamonn’s credits with Mallie Media include: ‘Paisley Genesis to Revelation – Face to Face with Eamonn Mallie’ for BBC NI, ‘Blackshaw – An Edge of Society Man’ for BBCNI, ‘Stephen McCoy – My Fight to Live’, for BBC NI, Tír Eoghain: The Unbreakable Bond for TG4 and BBCNI and A Woman’s Place for Oireachtas TV and RTÉ.

Eamonn presents his own interview-based television series ‘Eamonn Mallie: Face to Face with…’ for UTV. Series 3 is being aired in January 2020.