DCU Governing Authority

Zainab Boladale

Zainab Boladale is a Journalist, TV Presenter and Public Speaker. She was born in Nigeria and raised in Ennis, Co.Clare. 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 - Student Achievement Awards. That same year, she made her TV debut on RTÉ's children's programme, news2day. At the age of 20 years old, she became known as the first Afro-Irish woman on Irish TV news. The now 24-year-old Reporter and Presenter can now works on the long-standing RTÉ programme, Nationwide.