Charlie Bird

Charlie Bird has had a long and distinguished career in Irish Journalism. He joined RTE – The National Broadcaster – in 1974 as a researcher with the Seven Days Programme.

In 1980 he joined the RTE Newsroom as a reporter and in September of 2012. During his period in the RTE News Division he has held the title of Chief Reporter, Special Correspondent, Chief News Correspondent and Washington Correspondent.Read more


In most recent years Charlie Bird has been involved in presenting a number of major documentaries for RTE. The highly successful, programmes, were produced, by Crossing The Line Films.

The documentaries include: Charlie Bird Travel’s to the Arctic and the North Pole.

Charlie Bird Travel’s the Amazon River and more…


Foreign Assignments

Over the past three decades Charlie Bird has covered many foreign assignments and international stories, including the two Gulf Wars, the ongoing Middle East crisis, the attacks on the Twin Towers in New York and the aftermath of Nine/Eleven.

He was part of the RTE News team that reported on the first democratic elections in South Africa and the historic election of President Nelson Mandela. His other foreign assignments included reporting from Tibet when former President Mary Robinson in her role as United Nation’s Human Rights Commissioner visited the Capital, Lasa in 1998.

During his working career in RTE Charlie Bird has reported extensively on humanitarian stories around the world.Read more