Cian McCormack honoured at PPI awards

Tipperary journalist Cian McCormack has taken another top national award for his work with RTE.

Tipperary journalist Cian McCormack has taken another top national award for his work with RTE.

Cian McCormack - who previously won the PPI News Reporter of the Year three years in succession in 2009, 2010 and 2011 – took the PPI Sports Story of the Year 2013 Radio Award for his coverage of the Paralympics in London last year.

Cian presented and produced ‘Superhuman Paralympics’ for Morning Ireland on RTE Radio 1 and was the voice of the Paralympics for RTE’s most popular radio programme for the duration of the games.

Each morning of the 2012 games, Cian reported two segments live on the achievements of the athletes and his coverage showed their athleticism was more about talent and ability than disability.

Cian’s coverage – and unique broadcasting style - brought the listener closer to excitement and superhuman achievements of the athletes and their families London.

Cian also won the Bronze award in the 2013 News Reporter of the Year category for his work on the 2012 US Election of Barack Obama for a second term, the Boston Bombings, the Paralympics and other domestic stories including the Budget and All-Ireland football final.

Cian is no stranger to the PPI’s. He has been shortlisted seven times in the past six years - winning News Reporter of the Year in 2009, 2010 and 2011 and Sports Story of the Year in 2013.

IN 2012 he achieved the PPI Bronze News Reporter of the Year Award.

Cian won the Law Society’s Justice and Media award with John Murray in 2006 for their series on Road Safety.

In 2012, Cian was awarded a certificate of merit in the Justice Media Awards.