Patrick (or Paddy O'Connell as he's known on BBC3) began his career in BBC local radio in the early 90s. He rose to national fame as the Beeb's business correspondent in New York. Returning to the UK, Patrick hosted the stocks-and-shares celebrity web thingummy Celebdaq. He's a great fan of Eurovision, and has provided an acerbic commentary on the semi-finals since 2004.
Paddy O'Connell has also hosted key BBC3 programmes, including the entertainment programme Liquid News, the Flashmob participation art events, and the channel's nightly news programme, and now presents Broadcasting House on Radio 4.
Not to be confused with the actor Patrick O'Connell