Dublin-born journalist Orla Healy began working as an editorial assistant for the New York Daily News in 1991, and hasn’t looked back since. A former staff writer for the Sunday Independent in Ireland, Healy has also worked for InStyle magazine and the New York Post, where she was fashion editor until returning to the Daily News as managing editor, features.
The UCD graduate goes back and forth to Ireland a couple of times a year to visit family and friends.
“I have lived in New York for 20 years but I still consider myself to be an Irish woman who happens to live away from home. Regardless of where I go or choose to live, I feel the experience of being raised and educated in Ireland will stay with me -- influencing my beliefs, my values and the way I look at the world.
“Luckily, living in a city like New York that champions diversity, this has been, and continues to be, a trait that is embraced,” says Healy.
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