Charlie Bird: Wiki, Bio, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Kids, Illness, Net Worth

Charlie Bird

Charlie Bird: Wiki, Bio, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Wife, Kids, Illness, Net Worth, Career, Ethnicity, Nationality: Charles Bird is an Irish journalist and broadcaster who was born on September 9, 1949. Till January 2009, he was the Chief News Reporter for RTÉ News and Current Affairs. He accepted the position of Washington Correspondent, but in June 2010, he returned to his previous employment in Ireland. He left RTÉ in August of 2012.

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Early Life & Family of Charlie Bird

Bird was born in the Dublin suburb of Sandymount in 1949. Sandymount High School was his high school. Bird became involved in far-left politics in the late 1960s, becoming a part of Young Socialists. He went to the funeral of Peter Graham of Saor Éire, who was slain on 25 October 1971 in an internecine quarrel, with Tariq Ali of the World Marxist Group. A shot from the ceremony shows Ali and Bird saluting the grave with clenched fists. Eoghan Harris lured Charlie Bird to RTÉ in the mid-1970s. He joined Official Sinn Féin in the early 1970s and served as its director of election in Dublin South-Central in 1973. His father’s name is mysterious, as is his mother’s. He has siblings, We will update his/her name as soon as possible.

Personal Life of Charlie Bird

Charlie and his first wife, Mary O’Connor, were married for 24 years and had two grown children. The two have a friendly relationship, with Charlie referring to them as “modern-day parents.” “Today, I am better friends with the mom of my two children,” he previously stated. Charlie married his long-term partner Claire Mould, a former RTE colleague 20 years his junior, in 2016. The tiny Humanist wedding at Fitzwilliam Place in Dublin drew 75 guests, including Charlie’s two children and three grandkids, who posed joyfully for pictures along the canal afterward. After experiencing voice troubles, Bird stated on October 27, 2021, that he had been diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease.  Following that, he announced “Climb For Charlie,” a campaign in which he and several celebrities will indeed climb Croagh Patrick to raise awareness about the disease. The pair had been dating for ten years before marrying, and it appears that they have been happily married ever since.

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Charlie Bird’s Career

Bird was RTÉ’s only point of communication with the Provisional IRA for many years in the 1990s. He saw the ceasefires firsthand, as well as the peace process’s subsequent twists and turns. Bird and his coworker George Lee broke the story of the National Irish Bank’s tax cheating in 1998. Bird covered both Gulf Wars and it was in Syria for the liberation of Brian Keenan on the international front. In 2002, University College Dublin bestowed upon him an honorary degree. Bird suffered a fractured cheekbone, soft tissue injuries, and bruising during the Dublin Riots on February 25, 2006. Later that evening, he talked on RTÉ News about his personal experience, including how his assailants had identified him and referred to him as an “Orange Bastard.” Journalist Daniel McConnell of the Sunday Independent was one among the witnesses, and he reported on the incident the next day. The next day, The Sunday Times attacked Bird’s appearance on the Six O’Clock News, saying that “Bird makes himself the story.” A guy pled convicted of assaulting Bird and violent disorder in 2008. In 2006, 2007, and 2008, he hosted the Charlie Bird Explores series. He traveled to the Amazon, the Ganges, as well as the Arctic for this compilation of documentaries. Bird was named the RTÉ News & Current Affairs Washington correspondent for the first time on October 7, 2008. His first assignment as a Washington correspondent was to cover US Airways Flight 1549 for the Nine O’Clock Bulletin. After he “did fail to wear a suit and tie” during coverage of Ted Kennedy’s death on Six One, RTÉ got 30 complaints. In January 2010, Bird covered the earthquake in Haiti. Later that month, RTÉ One presented a two-part series about his first year in America. He talked about his “madness” is going to the country, as well as his lack of contacts & recognition in Washington, DC. He announced his departure from his Washington post at the end of the second programme. Early estimates claimed that 473,000 and 563,000 viewers watched the two episodes, respectively. When queried about the big audience, RTÉ acknowledged Bird’s “popularity.” In June 2010, Bird returned to Ireland to resume his prior position as Chief News Correspondent with RTÉ. On his return, he covered Enda Kenny’s high-profile leadership challenge. Richard Downes was cast in the part of Washington. Bird started hosting The Marian Finucane Show in August 2010. On August 26, 2012, Bird stepped down from RTÉ. On RTÉ Radio 1, he most recently hosted The Marian Finucane Show. Between August 29 and September 1, 2016, he hosted Tonight with Vincent Browne on TV3.

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Net Worth of Charlie Bird

He has a net worth of $10 million dollars (Approx). Journalism and broadcasting are his primary sources of revenue. He and his family live a privileged lifestyle.

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Here is the full bio/wiki of Charlie Bird, her family, music,  mother, father, brother, name, age, height in feet, weight, body measurements, interests, wife, spouse, cars, Spotify, songs, musician, address, email, house, hometown, ethnicity, birthplace, parents, achievements, phone number, school, his Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, earning/income/net worth, zodiac sign, education, caste, religion, date of birth.

Charlie Bird Bio, Height, Weight, Profile, Net Worth

Real Name Charlie  Brown Bird
Nickname Charlie Bird
Gender Male
Profession
Journalist & Broadcaster
Height (approx.) In Feet Inches: 5′ 8″
In Meters: 1.73m
In Centimeters: 173 cm
Weight (approx.) In Kilograms: 75 kg
In Pounds: 165 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.) Not Known
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Grey
Date of Birth 9 September 1949
Age (as in 2022) 72 years old
Birth Place Sandymount, Dublin, Ireland
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Scorpio
Nationality Irish
Hometown Sandymount, Dublin, Ireland
School Sandymount High School
Higher Education Not Known
Educational Qualification Graduate
Religion Christianity
Ethnicity White
Caste Not Known
Address Not Known
Hobbies/Interests Travelling
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Boyfriends/Girlfriends Claire Mould (m. 2016)
Sexuality Straight
Parents Father:  Not Known

Mother: Not Known

Siblings Brothers: Will Update

Sisters: Not Known

Spouse Mary O’Connor (1974 – 1998), Claire Mould (m. 2016)
Children Son: Not known

Daughter: Orla and Neasa

Net Worth $ 10 Million (approx.)

Some Lesser known facts about Charlie Bird

  • He has a net worth of $10 million dollars (Approx).
  • Charles Bird is an Irish journalist and broadcaster who was born on September 9, 1949.
  • Bird was RTÉ’s only point of communication with the Provisional IRA for many years in the 1990s.
  • Bird was named the RTÉ News & Current Affairs Washington correspondent for the first time on October 7, 2008.
  • Bird was born in the Dublin suburb of Sandymount in 1949.
  • Sandymount High School was his high school.
  • Bird became involved in far-left politics in the late 1960s, becoming a part of Young Socialists.

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