Dean Egan is from Bagenalstown in county Carlow. He graduated from IT Carlow in 2017 with a level 8 (Honours) degree in Media and Public Relations. He started working in radio at the age of 16, presenting a teenagers programme on his local radio station. Dean has worked in Newstalk and Today FM in Dublin, before doing a stint with Kilkenny-based PR Company Purcell Masterson. He joined the team in Beat on a part-time basis in 2017, before being made full time in 2018. Dean took over as news and sports editor in July 2019.