Donie O'Sullivan (journalist)

Donie O'Sullivan (born 1990 or 1991)[1] is an Irish journalist working for CNN in New York.

Donie O'Sullivan
O'Sullivan in 2015
Born1990 or 1991 (age 32–33)
Known forCNN correspondent
Writing career
O'Sullivan reporting for CNN in 2022

Early life edit

Originally from Cahersiveen in County Kerry,[2] O'Sullivan attended Coláiste na Sceilge, graduating in 2009.[3] He graduated from University College Dublin in 2012 with a degree in history and politics,[3][4] and has a masters in political science from Queen's University Belfast.[5]

Career edit

He worked for Storyful in Dublin and New York,[6][7] and joined CNN in 2016.[5]

O'Sullivan has covered the impact of social media on politics and reported on the 2021 United States Capitol attack.[5] When Mike Lindell held a three-day "Cyber Symposium" in August 2021, with a promise that he would present "irrefutable evidence" of election fraud, O'Sullivan attended and brought cybersecurity expert Harri Hursti to the conference; Hursti said that Lindell's purported evidence was a "pile of nothing" and found no proof of election fraud.[8][9]

In 2021, O'Sullivan's work on a story about a COVID-19 "patient-zero conspiracy theory" (broadcast by CNN in 2020) was nominated for a News & Documentary Emmy Award.[10][11] Donie O'Sullivan: Capitol Man, a documentary covering O'Sullivan's own life and move from "a small town in Kerry to become an international household name", was commissioned by RTÉ Television,[12] and broadcast in Ireland in January 2022.[13]

In December 2022, O'Sullivan's Twitter account was among several journalist's accounts that were suspended after covering Twitter's owner Elon Musk during the Twitter suspensions of December 2022. Musk accused O’Sullivan of violating Twitter’s policy on doxing.[14]

In September 2023, O'Sullivan worked on an episode of the CNN series The Whole Story With Anderson Cooper, Titled Waiting for JFK: Report from the Fringe, the episode focused on the toll conspiracy theories were having on American families.[15]

References edit

  1. ^ "Donie O'Sullivan: I learned how to talk to people working with my dad in Cahersiveen's fish shop". Irish Times. 28 June 2021. Retrieved 18 September 2021. The 30-year-old journalist, who was born in Co Kerry and is now based in New York [..]
  2. ^ "Donie O'Sullivan: 'People think it's mad a lad from Cahersiveen is on CNN. They wouldn't say that if I'd gone to Blackrock College'". Independent News & Media. 11 September 2021. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Donie O'Sullivan on the Leaving Cert: 'The Irish oral fell on my birthday. I hoped the examiner would go easy on me. She didn't'". The Irish Times. Retrieved 11 June 2022.
  4. ^ "UCD History Graduate Donie O'Sullivan reports for CNN from Capitol Hill". Retrieved 18 September 2021.
  5. ^ a b c "Donie O'Sullivan". CNN. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
  6. ^ "CNN sends Donie O'Sullivan into the Capitol storm, armed only with a Kerry accent". The Times. 10 January 2021. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
  7. ^ "Praise for Kerryman's reporting on Washington violence". RTÉ. 7 January 2021. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
  8. ^ Naughtie, Andrew (13 August 2021). "Mike Lindell lashes out at CNN reporter as expert calls election fraud 'cyber symposium' a 'pile of nothing'". The Independent. Archived from the original on 14 May 2022. Retrieved 23 August 2021.
  9. ^ MyPillow CEO's election fraud 'proof' implodes in front of a live audience. CNN. 13 August 2021. Archived from the original on 16 August 2021. Retrieved 15 August 2021.
  10. ^ "CNN reporter Donie O'Sullivan's documentary is nominated for an Emmy award". Irish Examiner. 28 July 2021. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
  11. ^ "Capitol Man: New documentary about Kerry reporter Donie O'Sullivan's rise to fame". Irish Examiner. 22 August 2021. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
  12. ^ "True to life: RTÉ announces its huge Factual content offering for season ahead". RTÉ. 24 August 2021. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
  13. ^ "Donie O'Sullivan: Five things we learned during the Capitol Man documentary". Irish Examiner. 4 January 2022. Retrieved 5 January 2022.
  14. ^ Matthews, David (15 December 2022). "Twitter abruptly suspends journalists covering Elon Musk, company". New York Daily News. Retrieved 16 December 2022 – via Yahoo! News.
  15. ^ "The Whole Story with Anderson Cooper Investigates "Waiting for JFK: Report from the Fringe" Featuring Reporting from CNN's Donie O'Sullivan",[better source needed]

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