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Kathryn Ryan - International Radio Personality of the Year

Released at 3:25 pm on 17 November 2015

RNZ National’s Nine to Noon presenter, Kathryn Ryan, has won the 2015 International Radio Personality of the Year Award.

The announcement was made this morning ( Thursday 5 November, NZ time) at a gala dinner held by the Association of International Broadcasters (AIB) in London.

The annual AIB awards are presented for the very best in factual TV, radio and online programming and production. The AIB represents major broadcasters from 30 countries serving audiences of hundreds of millions around the world each week.

In making the award the judges recognised that the best radio personalities have an ability to relate to their audience on a very personal basis and combine this with a passion for the medium that comes across clearly to the listener.

Acknowledging Kathryn Ryan’s achievement, RNZ CEO, Paul Thompson, said “For fifteen hours of live broadcasting to be so outstanding every week is testament to the work of the dedicated Nine to Noon production team and to Kathryn’s professionalism, and her intelligent use of her broadcasting and journalism skills. The quality of those fronting up to her studio reflects the high regard in which she is held as one of New Zealand’s top broadcasters.”