Derek Davis began his media career as a news journalist, working with the American network ABC and BBC Northern Ireland before moving to the newsroom in RTÉ.
He later shifted his focus to light entertainment and is fondly remembered for his work alongside Thelma Mansfield on the popular afternoon show Live at Three.
Davis also worked on several radio shows including ‘A Question of Food’ and following his retirement from RTE presented a show on the radio station 4FM.
He suffered from health problems in later years and spoke openly about his battle with his weight – last year undergoing gastric surgery which saw him losing over five stone.
A talented and versatile broadcaster, Mr Davis was a very popular figure with radio and television audiences alike he is survived by his wife and three sons.