Garret Harte, Newstalk’s editor in chief has announced that he is leaving the station to pursue other media interests.
Harte has been with Newstalk for the last 15 years, joining it when it launched back in 2001.
According to Lucy Gaffney, chairwoman of Communicorp: “I would like to thank Garrett for his immense contribution to the station for the last 15 years. He has been a phenomenal editor for our station and was instrumental in building the station from a start-up radio station to the success that it is today.”
“After 15 years with Newstalk I have made a decision to leave the company to concentrate on other media projects. I am very proud to have contributed to the development of Newstalk from its launch in 2001 to its development into a significant and influential media outlet. I would like to thank Denis O’Brien, Lucy Gaffney, Gervaise Slowey, and the members of the Newstalk board for their support over the years.
“I have worked with some of the most passionate and ambitious people at Newstalk and I would like to wish them, Tim Collins and the station every success for the future,” says Harte.
He will remain with the station until the end of the year by which time station bosses hope to have found his replacement.