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TV3 Jenny new editor of regional newspaper

Former TV3 reporter Jenny McCudden has been appointed editor of leading regional newspaper The Sligo Champion.

Jenny was part of the original line-up of news correspondents for the station when it launched in 1998.

She later worked as western correspondent with TV3 News, covering stories along the western seaboard for six years.

Prior to that, Jenny spent five years in England, reporting and producing for BBC News in both London and Birmingham.

The Kildare native cut her teeth in local journalism, working for the Westmeath Offaly Independent in Athlone and Midlands Radio 3 in Tullamore.

She also worked with a number of national newspapers.

Jenny is the first woman editor in The Sligo Champion's 176-year history.