Ryan Tubridy (born 28 May 1973), nicknamed "Tubs", is an Irish broadcaster and writer, a presenter of live shows on radio and television in Ireland. Tubridy is one of the youngest presenters on Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ), as well as the highest earning. Current host of long-running TV chat programme The Late Late Show and a weekday morning radio show called Tubridy, Tubridy was a pioneering member of the Twitterati before he departed in August 2011.Tubridy previously presented RTÉ 2fm breakfast radio show The Full Irish, which at its end was the second most popular radio programme in Ireland. For five seasons from 2004 until 2009, he presented the Saturday night TV chat show Tubridy Tonight on RTÉ One. He later left RTÉ 2fm for a number of years to present weekday morning radio programme The Tubridy Show on RTÉ Radio 1, but returned to RTÉ 2fm in 2010 to present his current weekday morning radio show from 09:00 to 11:00, following the termination of The Gerry Ryan Show with the presenter's sudden death. He has also hosted the Rose of Tralee contest on two occasions.Tubridy embarked on a career as a writer with JFK in Ireland, a profile of U.S. President John F. Kennedy's 1963 visit to Ireland as part of a two-book deal with HarperCollins. He is currently working on a second book. Aside from broadcasting and writing, Tubridy's intense passion for U.S. politics is common knowledge, as, more recently, is a romance with Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, a romance which has been dubbed "RyBhinn".Tubridy has several wins and nominations at the Meteor Awards to his name, dating from his time as host of The Full Irish. The broadcaster was named one of ten "icons" of 21st century Ireland by the Sunday Tribune's Derek O'Connor in 2008. He was awarded Dubliner of the Year by The Dubliner magazine in 2009.