The Grandniece of General Michael Collins chats to Treasa on Ireland Calls
MEET THE HOSTS
Tommy broke the mold of TV coverage, of the St Patrick’s day parade, when he became the first native born Irish person to announce this famed event. He followed this up by being chosen as Grand Marshal of the famed parade in 2008. Tommy has been behind the mic for more than 20 parades. In 2008 he was joined by Treasa and they became the first ever husband and wife team to announce the parade in it's long history.
Aside from the parade Tommy is well known as ESPN’s Lead International soccer announcer. In 2010 he worked the World Cup final live from South Africa. This was Tommy’s fifth consecutive world cup on ESPN. Tommy also co-hosts Press Pass a soccer show that is heard worldwide and received 5 Telly Awards for his unique Broadcasting talent. Tommy Now Co- Hosts ESPN FC. and also a new show on Sirius XM Radio called "Grumpy Pundits" the show airs every Tue, Wed, and Thur, morning from 9-11am.
Treasa moved to NYC in 1986 and has always been very involved in the Irish Community. She has worked behind the scenes as a researcher helping with WNBC's coverage of the NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade and has now Co-Hosted 8th consecutive St Patrick's Day Parade's. During that time the parade has received 3 Emmy nominations.
Treasa Goodwin Smyth is also well known on the sporting scene. For the past eighteen years, she has been the voice of the All Ireland Finals on Fordham University Radio WFUV. Treasa was the first female in the world to be involved in the coverage of these great finals on radio. Ireland Calls has built up a loyal following in the Tri state area and is gaining traction worldwide now that the show is available on the net each Saturday on wvox.com OR irelandcallsradio.com at 6 pmNY time.
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