Emma McMonagle who was one of the students from Loreto
Letterkenny who recieved a bronze medal in the Gaisce Awards
in the Radisson Blu Hotel last week, she is pictured with TV
3 News Reporter Jerome Hughes who was the special guest. GD
One of Donegal's best known faces in the national broadcasting media has
recently resigned from the limelight of television to look at some new
challenges which have emerged in the communications industry.
Laghey born, Jerome Hughes has been a senior broadcaster with TV3
signing off each report with the well known catchline, ?Jerome Hughes,
TV3 News? told the Donegal Democrat, ?I have gained invaluable with TV3
in both my stints with them and also with SKY.
?Like all things in life there comes a time when the hunger for a new
challenge just cannot be ignored and when a redundancy package came up
within TV3 I decided -?this is it, go for it and take my chances?.
?There are a number of options which I am looking at with some at a very
advanced stage but nothing has been signed along the dotted line as yet.
?At the moment I?m sitting back and taking in all the news in relation
to the presidential election and I am thoroughly enjoying it.
?It really is great to observe all the twists and turns without having
the onus of a deadline or preparing a script - it is a whole new
experience for me.?
Prior to joining TV3 Jerome worked with Sky News where he was
responsible for filming, editing and reporting on the news stories
Jerome began his early career with North West Radio where he spent six
years before moving on to Highland Radio and later both TV3 and Sky.
Jerome is well known for his documentaries about the disappearance of
Madeline McCann, child abuse in the Catholic Church and more recently
?Homeless at Christmas? where he played a down and out on the streets of
He has also interviewed many household names such as Sarah Jessica
Parker, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Meryl Streep and Bill Clinton during his
time with TV3.