Paddy O’Connell is a radio and TV presenter.  He presents BBC Radio 4’s Broadcasting House programme every Sunday morning.  He is also an occasional presenter on Radio 4’s PM programme. Paddy began his broadcasting career in 1989 on the BBC’s local trainee scheme, leading to five years spent as a BBC local radio reporter in Devin, Essex and Cleveland. He then joined Radio 5 live at its launch before moving to the US to present The World Programme for The World Service. In 1997 Paddy became BBC News North America Business Correspondent and Wall Street anchor, based in New York City. He appeared regularly on BBC World, BBC News 24 and BBC One news bulletins reporting on business news.

Paddy has presented a wide range of news and entertainments shows and also presented a weekday evening TV quiz show called Battle of the Brains on BBC 2. Paddy has also worked on LBC.  As well as news programmes Paddy has commentated on the Eurovision Song contest.