Noel Curran has been the Director General of the European Broadcasting Union since September 2017. He formerly worked as the Director General, Managing Director of Television, and Editor of Current Affairs for RTÉ, Ireland’s national television and radio broadcaster. A strong and long-time advocate of public service media, Curran is an award-winning investigative journalist and producer. He has also been an executive producer on a range of live television and music events, including the 1997 Eurovision Song Contest. Curran graduated from Dublin City University with a degree in Communication Studies, specialising in national and international broadcasting policy. He attended a postgraduate course at Trinity College Dublin in European Studies. He is currently an adjunct professor of journalism at Dublin City University.