WATCH: CNN's Donie O'Sullivan reports as Irish couple get engaged on New Year's Eve 11 months ago

WATCH: CNN's Donie O'Sullivan reports as Irish couple get engaged on New Year's Eve

A massive congrats to all involved - including Donie.

Donie O'Sullivan has done it again. The Co Kerry CNN host was a part of another iconic television moment as he reported live from New York City while an Irish couple got engaged.


Donie, who went viral for his reporting skills during the US Capitol riots, was reporting live from Manhattan ahead of New Year's Eve on Friday - but for one couple, it wasn't just the turn of the year that was being celebrated.

Reporting from Manhattan's West Village just before midnight, Donie spoke to Irish couple Danielle Renaghan and Oisin Daly, who were visiting New York on a surprise trip for Christmas.


The pair chatted about how their trip had been so far, before Donie gave Oisin the chance to pop the question.

"I love her so much I would like to do a special thing," he said. "Danielle, would you like to marry me?"

Danielle, of course, accepted and the pair embraced while Donie - and the rest of the States - looked on in delight.


Donie went viral this time last year for his stellar reporting of the Capitol Hill riots in Washington. Ahead of Biden's inauguration, hundreds took to the streets inciting violence in a pro-Trump rally that left some dead and many other injured.

The Kerry man was praised on social media for his measured approach to the violence, and his ever calm demeanour as he pressed members of far-right groups about the chaos that had ensued during the siege.

Donie began his career as a journalist in Storyful before moving to CNN, where he has worked for the past six years.


He was nominated for an Emmy last year for his April 2020 story on military reservist Maatje Benassi's role at the centre of a patient-zero conspiracy theory.

He joined Ryan Tubridy on the Late Late Show last year to discuss his career ahead of the release of an RTÉ documentary about his work.