Nadine O’Regan is Books and Arts Editor with the Sunday Business Post and a columnist and feature writer with the same newspaper. In November 2017, she won an award at the National Journalism Awards for an interview she did with Irish director and author Neil Jordan, revealing his true feelings about his series Riviera. Read the winning story here. Nadine also presents and produces Songs in the Key of Life on Today FM, a show where well known guests discuss their lives and pick their favourite songs to play. In October 2017, the show won a silver IMRO Irish Radio Award in the category of Specialist Music. It’s the second time the show has been nominated for an Irish Radio award — in 2015, the programme, then on Dublin station TXFM, won bronze in the category of Specialist Music. Listen to her winning entry for 2017 here, under the music programming and specialist music category headings.
Nadine contributes to a weekly music slot with John Caddell every Tuesday evening from 6.40pm on The Last Word with Matt Cooper on Today FM. She also regularly hosts public events — she has chaired events on behalf of Dalkey Books Festival, the Literary Tent in Mindfield at Electric Picnic, Festival of Politics, and the dLR Library Voices series in Dun Laoghaire.
Nadine works frequently as a voiceover artist as well as occasionally contributing to music projects (her voice is here and here). She teaches occasional courses in arts journalism at the Irish Writers Centre and she has served as a guest lecturer in journalism at the Dublin Business School.
Before joining the Sunday Business Post, Nadine worked as a freelance journalist. Her articles have appeared in publications including Spin magazine (US), The Irish Times, The Irish Independent, Hot Press, Magill, The Observer and The Guardian.
In television, Nadine served as a reporter for The Works, the arts show on RTE 1 television from 2012-2014. She was also a frequent contributor to The View on RTE 1 television for several years. She has worked as a guest presenter/contributor on a number of programmes (see her work with UTV Ireland here).
Her radio show Songs in the Key of Life originally began life on Dublin station TXFM, where it ran from 2014-2016 before transferring to Today FM. Nadine also presented the arts show The Kiosk on Dublin station Phantom 105.2 from 2006-2013 and The Breakfast Club on Phantom from 2013-2014.
From Skibbereen, Co. Cork originally, Nadine is a director of The Southern Star, a broadsheet newspaper based in Skibbereen, which has 50,000 readers every week, as Co. Cork’s largest circulating weekly.
In between her hurtles towards various deadlines, she loves going to gigs, hanging out with friends and reading enormous amounts of fiction. She has an M.Phil. in Creative Writing from Trinity College Dublin and a first-class honours degree in English and Philosophy from University College Cork.
Email: nadineoregan[at]gmail.com. Twitter: @nadineoregan