RADIO HEAD: Michael Biondo of iHeartMedia — whose mum emigrated from Ireland to the US as a teenager — will address the Irish 40 under 40 on 23 February

Voters fired up for Irish 40 under 40 poll

Over 10,000 votes have been cast in a poll to determine the People's Choice honoree at the 2024 Irish 40 Under 40 Awards.

And with just under a week of voting left, two of the class of '24 are slugging it out for top position: Luke Gibbons who founded the Ireland America Young Professionals Network (IAYPN) and broadcaster and presenter Bridget Linton of Cleveland, OH who is the in-game reporter for the Cleveland Browns. Along with her position within the NFL, Bridget is also an official host for the Miss Universe organization.

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The 17th annual Irish 40 under 40 awards will take place at the View at the Battery in Battery Park, New York, on 23 February when Guest Speaker will be Michael Biondo, President of Business Development  and Strategic Partnerships  at iHeartMedia. 

A special online and print supplement saluting the 40 will be published to mark the gala event.

"The Irish Echo is the ONLY print and online news media serving Irish Americans from coast-to-coast," says Irish Echo publisher Máirtín Ó Muilleoir.

"However, we can only continue to tell the story of Irish America by ensuring our events generate the funds needed to sustain the news and business team based at our Madison Avenue office in New York. That's why we urge all participants, Irish organizations and networks to support our event magazine."

He added: "Anyone who reads the online bios of the class of 2024 will be assured that the future of Irish America is safe in their hands. I salute our sponsors for making the Irish 40 under 40 possible: Options, Irish American Partnership, Kalikow and the AOH and am proud to raise a class to our new cohort of young ambassadors