Tony Connelly was born in County Antrim in 1964. He has worked as a journalist for the Irish Independent, United Press International (UPI) and Time Magazine.
In 1994, Tony joined RTÉ as a radio and TV reporter. He is the winner of two ESB national media awards (1998 and 2001) in the TV news category.
Tony was appointed RTÉ’s Europe Correspondent in 2001 to cover EU and European Affairs from Brussels. He has also covered conflicts in Rwanda, Angola, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Georgia and Gaza.