Ryan Tubridy's family life with two daughters, net worth and favourite guests on The Late Late Show

AuthorKim O'Leary
Published date17 March 2023
Publication titleDublinLive (Ireland)
The 49-year-old Dublin star has hosted the popular show for a whopping 14 years, and it's made him a household name. Fans will be happy to know the 49-year-old will continue to present his RTE radio show on weekday mornings

Ahead of Tubs' official departure from The Late Late Show, we look back on his early career in broadcasting with RTE, his personal life as a doting dad to two daughters, and his favourite ever guests on The Late Late Show. Here's everything you need to know about Ryan - from his personal life with his two beloved daughters, career success, and more.

Early life

Ryan Tubridy was born in Booterstown, Dublin, in 1973 to his parents Patrick (a medical practitioner who passed away in January 2013) and wife Catherine (née Andrews). Ryan has four siblings Judith, Niall, Rachel and Garrett.

Ryan went to primary school at Carysfort National School and secondary school Blackrock College. He studied for his Bachelor of Arts in history and Greek and Roman civilisation at University College Dublin, where he was a member of the Fianna Fáil Kevin Barry Cumann and was active in the Students' Union and Belfield FM as well as the Dun Laoghaire branch of Ógra Fianna Fáil.

Career beginnings and success on The Late Late Show

After leaving college, Tubridy became a runner in RTE, initially working on The Gerry Ryan Show making cups of tea and coffee. He would go on to work as a reporter for Today with Pat Kenny, and by the summer of 1999 he started presenting Morning Glory on RTE Radio 1.

In July 2000, he moved to The Sunday Show and from 2002 to 2005 Tubridy presented The Full Irish, RTE 2FM's morning breakfast show. The following year in 2006, he got his own show The Ryan Tubridy Show on RTE Radio 1.

After Pat Kenny announced he was quitting The Late Late Show in 2009, Turidy was the leading favourite to take over the show.

On 11 May that year, RTE officially announced Ryan Tubridy as Kenny's successor, and over the last 14 years he's given us some truly magical moments on both The Late Late Show and The Late Late Toy Show.

Marriage and two daughters

Ryan met his ex-wife Anne Marie Power in RTE 2FM in 1997, when she was going into a recording studio that he was leaving. The pair would go on to have their first daughter Ella, before getting married in 2003.


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