RTS Journalism Awards
At her very first World in Action meeting as a young researcher, Dorothy Byrne experienced a feeling she couldn’t quite put her finger on. Until she realised that it was “the feeling I got if I accidentally wandered into the gents’ toilets – I shouldn’t be here!”
Being a rare woman in a man’s world in the early 1980s didn’t deter her, however, and Byrne has now worked in investigative broadcast journalism for nigh on four decades.
“I am so proud of our team, and of our programme which is not even three years old. As our HR department says: in development,” she said as she accepted the award, the first of two she’ll win that evening.