Samuel Assad

Radio Broadcaster / Journalist / Reporter / Podcaster


Sam is an Irish journalist and radio broadcaster who first began studying journalism at Rathmines College where he gained a FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Journalism and Public Relations in 2012 and then a Higher National Diploma in Journalism in 2014.

In 2016, he completed a BA (Hons) degree in Broadcasting and Journalism from the University of Wolverhampton where he was awarded a first-class honours.

Since graduating, Sam has worked with Classic Hits 4FM as a researcher and broadcast assistant.

Currently, Sam works for Dublin City FM as a production manager where he has undertaken a number of duties and responsibilities including:

  • Producing a news and current affairs programme which involves researching, reporting, preparing running orders, writing briefs, booking guests, conducting interviews and vox pops
  • Structuring and reading news bulletins live on-air
  • Hosting the premier weekday morning show
  • Hosting a programme¬†in conjunction with Dublin City Council which involves interviewing people from all walks of life about events happening in Dublin and more
  • Representing the station at press briefings
  • Editing audio packages with digital editing software for broadcast
  • Managing the social media accounts including Facebook and Twitter

Furthermore, Sam is a digital journalist at The Irish Sun where he writes news articles covering current affairs, politics, crime & more.

In addition, Sam is also the host of a podcast titled “The Third Degree” which is available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio and SoundCloud. The podcast aims to provide insightful and informative commentary on the latest stories and topics making the news.