Jenny Kelly, Date of Birth, Place of Birth

    

Jenny Kelly

Irish radio presenter

Date of Birth: 06-May-1972

Place of Birth: Dublin, Leinster, Ireland

Profession: radio personality

Nationality: Ireland

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Jenny Kelly

  • Jennifer D'Arcy (née Kelly; born 6 May 1972) is an Irish radio personality who came to prominence during the 2000s as Ray D'Arcy's producer on his self-titled radio show on Today FM.
  • The pair now have one daughter and one son together.
  • Kelly previously worked for East Coast FM and then for the state broadcaster's pop music station RTÉ 2fm. Reared in South Dublin county, Kelly's father Michael was a lawyer and a major influence on her career.
  • Jenny would attend horse races with him, and was seen at the Galway Races in 2003 whilst running in the 2.30 race.
  • She attended St Joseph of Cluny's primary school and Newtown School in Waterford for her secondary education before spending time delved in theatre studies at Trinity College, Dublin. Before obtaining a position in RTÉ, Kelly volunteered for a place at Dublin South Community Radio and received in return a weekly half-hour arts programme to present.
  • She began working with state broadcaster RTÉ in 1994, working on 2FM where her first national broadcast took place from on top of the world's biggest, fastest roller coaster.
  • In 1997, she joined East Coast Radio, where she co-presented The Breakfast Show and produced the mid-morning show.
  • Early in 2000, she transferred to Today FM to work in music programming with Phil Cawley and Tim Kelly.
  • In September 2000, D'Arcy joined the station and The Ray D'Arcy Show began.
  • When Kelly's father, Michael, died in his sleep on 8 April 2011, she learned of the death from Today FM chief executive Willie O'Reilly while on air.
  • The Ray D'Arcy Show was abruptly taken off the air, prompting thousands of texts and calls from worried listeners.Living in Dublin, the pair have two children: daughter Kate was born 25 November 2006, shortly after 20:00, at Mount Carmel Hospital and weighing just above seven pounds.
  • She went into labour after laughing when watching Pat Kenny get heckled on live television on The Late Late Show.
  • The pair were stalked by the tabloid press when D'Arcy publicly exposed their partnership on Saturday Night With Miriam in 2005.
  • They attended the wedding of Tommy Tiernan as a couple.
  • In January 2012, they announced their engagement and that they were pregnant with a second child.
  • In June 2012, D'Arcy and Kelly had their second baby, a son called Tom Michael D'Arcy.

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