JANE Treacy is a program host for QVC, the premier electronic retailer in the world with its cable channel and website.
Treacy, originally from Pennsylvania, earned a bachelor of science in television communications from Kutztown University.
She traces her Irish roots four generations back to Kerry. Her husband, with whom she has two children, has family from counties Tyrone and Galway. Treacy visits Ireland often, both for business and pleasure. QVC features Irish programs that have been a mainstay on the channel since 1990.
“Since then our 24-hour St. Patrick's Day event has been incredibly successful, and we have branched into a second Irish event in the early fall. As the driving force on air, I am proud that so many Irish vendors have reached millions of Americans with their products,” says Treacy.
Looking back over her 25-year career with QVC, Treacy says she is most proud of her Irish broadcasts.
“Many viewers comment on how happy I seem when I do the Irish programming, which I have dome for over 20 years. I tell them because it comes from my heart,” she says.
“My Irish heritage is the most important bond I have with the past and the future. My mother loved Ireland through the stories told by her grandfather, and she taught me to love Ireland at an early age. Although she is no longer with me, I feel close to her especially when I visit Ireland.
“My husband is a strong link to Ireland, and it is something we share and honor together. And my two Irish daughters, Cara and Deirdre, have fallen in love with Ireland too. They are my future.
“The fact that so many companies have expanded and grown because of the QVC experience is something I treasure as part of my love of Ireland.”
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