Anna Daly is an award-winning anchor presenter on Virgin Media One’s (formerly TV3) national flagship breakfast show, Ireland AM. Anna also recently presented the TV3 primetime lifestyle TV show, Dream House with co-host Darren Kennedy. A proud UNICEF and Marie Keating Foundation ambassador, Anna is Mum to 3 little boys as well as brand ambassador for LA ROCHE-POSAY and Mothercare.
Anna began her on-screen career presenting reports for the National breakfast TV show, Ireland AM. After landing a series of exclusives for the show, interviewing the world’s biggest stars and reporting from locations around the globe, Anna was keen to become an anchor and pitched for a Weekend version of the hugely popular weekday show. In 2015, Anna was launched as anchor of the brand new ‘Weekend AM‘, a new lifestyle, magazine show that aired for six live hours across Saturday and Sunday mornings on Virgin Media One. Covering everything from food and style to news, consumer and current affairs, both shows exceeded all ratings targets. As the co-anchor of both, it’s something Anna is hugely proud of.
Anna continues to anchor the weekend version of the show (9am to midday both Saturday & Sunday) and also anchors the four-hour live show each Friday morning from 7am to 11am on Ireland AM.
Anna has been lucky enough to have been granted exclusive Irish access to intimate sit-down interviews with the world’s biggest names. From academy award-winning actress Kate Winslet to Will Ferrell, Helen Mirren and Chris O’Dowd to name but a few. Anna has talked style & business (among other things!) with Khloe Kardashian, Victoria Beckham & Jo Malone but is equally at ease with sporting greats like Rory McIlroy and Gary Lineker. She’s exchanged recipes with Jamie Oliver and gone backstage to chat with rock legends Kiss and guitarist Slash and was granted an exclusive in-depth interview with U2’s Adam Clayton. In 2019, Anna landed another exclusive being the only Irish TV personality to sit down for an exclusive chat with Emma Thompson. All in a day’s work for Anna who’ll handle whatever is thrown at her with ease and confidence regardless of how last minute it might be!
Broadcasting live in-studio (as well as a host of International destinations), Anna has honed her TV presenting skills in an environment where there’s little room for error or nerves; live TV four hours daily. Anna became the face of the 1st ever live TV ad (Denny) on Christmas day which was broadcast in the break of Coronation St on the biggest TV viewing day of the year. Anna sites astronaut Chris Hadfield and Dame Helen Mirren as her favourite guests to interview but is also quick to recognise that quite often it’s the ‘ordinary people’ who provide the most extraordinary TV moments.
Graduating with an International Marketing degree (MII) Anna hails from Dublin and calls herself ‘an accidental TV presenter’. As Marketing Manager for the TV3 network, Anna was nominated for Image Magazine Young Business Woman of the Year in 2008 before taking the plunge into an on-screen career. Since then Anna has bagged multiple awards for presenting and style including the People’s Choice Award at the TVNow Awards and Celebrity Mum of the Year as well as joining the esteemed judging panel for the inaugural Pride of Ireland Awards.
Anna is married to Ben and they have three boys; James (8), Euan (6) and Rhys (3)). Life is busy and home is noisy but Anna wouldn’t have it any other way!
Luckily for me when I team up with brands for projects or collaborations, they tend to be long-lasting. No flash-in-the-pan business here! The main reason we tend to bond is that I choose to work with brands that have similar values so we appreciate each other. There’s often plenty of discretionary goodwill where both sides go above and beyond. Examples of this are the likes of Mothercare Ireland, SEAT and the Marie Keating Foundation.read more