Denise Canavan is Producer and Journalist with The Joe Finnegan Show on Shannonside Northern Sound radio broadcasting news, views and current affairs to the midlands, west and border counties. She is a native of Ballymahon, Co Longford and a past pupil of Mercy Secondary School, Ballymahon. An honours graduate of the Bachelor of Arts in Journalism at DCU, Denise has also recently graduated with a further degree in Business, Enterprise and Community Development through AIT. She has worked in a variety of media outlets over the last 13 years as a broadcaster, producer, digital and print journalist covering news, business, local and national politics, current affairs and rural issues. Denise is passionate about promoting all things local and lives in Ballymahon with her husband and daughter.