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Ciara Riordan

About Ciara Riordan

Ciara is an award-winning journalist from Ireland (currently living in the UK) who has worked in social news, television and radio broadcasting over the past 20 years.  


She is currently the Assistant Editor of Social News at BBC News overseeing some of the biggest social news accounts in the world such as the BBC News Facebook page, BBC Breaking Twitter, BBC News Instagram and Tiktok accounts. 

Ciara has worked as a producer, reporter and presenter for stations such as BBC World News, BBC Breakfast, RTE, ABC NewsRadio, Newstalk, Radio Kerry and LBC Radio. 

Ciara also presents a wide range of Instagram and Facebook lives for BBC News. She has a passion for covering Women's health including endometriosis, PMDD, PCOS, Painful Periods and much more.

Ciara Riordan and Sir David Attenborough
Sir Terry Wogan and Ciara Riordan

Career highlights


  • Viral interview with Sir David Attenborough for BBC News (Sir David exclusively revealed if he were to be an animal for a day, it would be a sloth!).

  • 2021 INMA award for our BBC News instagram account - World's biggest news account on instagram.

  • Webby award winner for BBC News social news coverage.

  • Reported and presented for BBC World News TV.

  • Presented Breakfast show for multi award-winning station Radio Kerry.

  • Gold PPI Irish radio award winner for Newstalk fm. 

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