The Irish American Media Top 30
Connell McShane joined Fox Business Network as a correspondent in September 2007. Prior to joining Fox, McShane worked at Bloomberg Television where he served as a news reporter and an anchor working on Evening Edition, On the Markets and Marketweek.
He also broadcasted live reports from both the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. Before Bloomberg Television,
McShane co-anchored the syndicated morning show The First Word on Bloomberg Radio. He began his career in sports broadcasting. He served as the play-by-play voice of minor league baseball’s Pittsfield Mets during the 1998 season.
A graduate of Fordham University with a BA degree in communication and media studies, McShane was named a finalist in both the New York Metro Achievement in Radio Awards and the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters' Association.
McShane’s father was born and raised in Kilcar, Co. Donegal, where McShane remembers spending many summers there as a child with his family.
McShane and his wife live on Long Island with their three children.
Megan Meany joined WNBC’s Today in New York weekday morning team in June 2008 as traffic reporter from 4:30-7:00 a.m. Meany is a member of the Shadow Traffic organization and brings with her their extensive resources and in-depth expertise in covering traffic in the tri-state area.
Meany also brings a new look to the broadcast by reporting live each morning from WNBC’s Studio 7E, instead of from the Shadow Traffic headquarters located across the Hudson River in Rutherford, New Jersey.
Meany has worked in many different capacities within local, cable and network television. Most recently she worked with E! News as a freelance entertainment reporter interviewing A-List celebrities, and at the Style Network covering the New York fashion scene.
Previously, Meany was the host of Help Wanted, a prime time reality show on TLC. She got her on-air start at CBS's Saturday Early Show covering trends.
In addition to her on air work, Meany has 10-plus years experience producing network and local programming.
Meany's interest in journalism started in print as an editorial assistant and reporter for the Boston Herald newspaper. Her bylines included front-page news, the real estate section's "Home of the Week" feature, and a bi-monthly piece on street fashions.
A Connecticut native, Meany attended Trinity College in Hartford where she earned a degree in English along with a minor in women’s studies.
Meany is a fourth generation Irish American and traces her roots back to Co. Clare and Co. Mayo. She resides in Manhattan with her husband and son.
Erin Moriarty has been a correspondent for 48 HOURS on CBS since 1990. She has covered the death of Princess Diana, the JonBenet Ramsey investigation, the murder of financier Edmund Safra, and the war in Iraq.
Before that, Moriarty was the consumer correspondent for CBS This Morning and the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather.