About this Speaker
Ray O’Hanlon is the editor of the New York City-published Irish Echo newspaper. A native of Dublin, O’Hanlon has reported from four continents in a newspaper career spanning 41 years. In addition to his work as a reporter and editor, O’Hanlon has been a frequent contributor to U.S., Irish and British media outlets reporting on Ireland, Irish American affairs, and Anglo-Irish relations. He has appeared on CBS 60 minutes, ABC World News Tonight, and the Lehrer News Hour on PBS. He has also been interviewed on RTE, BBC and ITV, both television and radio. O’Hanlon’s book, “The New Irish Americans” (Roberts Rinehart 1998) was the recipient of a Washington Irving Book Award. “The South Lawn Plot,” his first fiction work, was published in 2011. His book on Irish immigration to America, “Unintended Consequences,” is set for publication in the spring of 2021. O’Hanlon and his wife Lisa, a native of Danville, Illinois, are the parents of three grown children and live in Ossining, New York.