DIT College of Business Alumni Angela Scanlon's rise to success
7 July 2017
Angela landed one of the biggest gigs on telly earlier this year – fronting the The One Show and she’s also leading the Robot Wars squad.
Angela Scanlon studied BSc Business and Marketing at DIT College of Business finishing 1st in her Year with a First Class Honors moving on to a successful career as a TV presenter and Journalist.
Scanlon has worked as a stylist and a journalist, before moving into television. She wrote for Tatler, Grazia, Company, U Magazine, and Sunday Times Style magazine. She also writes the column ‘Out of the Closet’ for The Irish Independent Weekend magazine. She has been featured in magazines including Vogue, Elle Japan, Sunday Times Style, Company and TWIN.
In 2012, The Irish Times described Scanlon as one of '10 Irish Instagrammers You Need to Follow'. Scanlon was named as the ‘one to watch’ by Vogue in 2013 and has been cited in The Observer's regular Why We’re Watching feature as the UK's new onscreen fashion queen. The Daily Telegraph also commended Angela's talents in Who’s That Girl. In 2013, she fronted a campaign for Louis Vuitton.
After working on fashion shows Xposé and Off the Rails for RTÉ and on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch, Scanlon went on to join RTÉ’s The Movie Show as a reporter and on The Love Clinic in 2012. Scanlon appeared on the popular The Saturday Night Show with host Brendan O'Connor, in 2013 and 2014.
Scanlon joined the panel of Next Week's News in February 2014 and also put together a Yahoo! 12-part series '‘Work the Look'’demonstrating how to pull off key essential looks.
Her first major documentary Oi Ginger! was broadcast in 2014. Angela Scanlon: Full Frontal was her follow-up series airing in October 2014, addressing subjects sometimes considered taboo. Scanlon was featured on Republic of Telly's Ginger is the New Black in October 2014.
In 2014 she hosted London Fashion Weekend for a third time, a job she took over from Caroline Flack after hosting the Vodafone Live Lounge for the British Fashion Council at the event for two years. Scanlon co-hosts BBC Northern Ireland/RTÉ's popular holiday programme, Getaways having taken over from Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin. Scanlon also launched Marks & Spencer's pop-up Halloween shop with Joanna Lumley in aid of Oxfam.
In 2016, she presented her own series, Angela Scanlon's Close Encounters!, and the documentary, Trump's Unlikely Superfans, for BBC Three.