Fergal Keane

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Date of Birth January 6, 1961
Place of Birth England
Age 59 years old
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Fergal Patrick Murphy Keane is an Irish Foreign correspondent with BBC News, and an author. For some time, Keane was the BBC's correspondent in South Africa. He is the nephew of Irish playwright, novelist and essayist John B. Keane.

Born: January 06, 1961, London, England
Education: St Mary's College, Dublin, Terenure College
Title: Africa Editor of BBC News (-2020)

About Fergal Keane

Irish journalist who has served as the BBC correspondent in South Africa. His uncle was the famed poet and novelist John B. Keane.

Before Fame

His first position as a journalist was with the Limerick Leader. He began working with the BBC in 1989.


He was the overall winner at the 1993 Amnesty International Press Awards and was voted Royal Television Society Journalist of the Year award and Sony Radio Reporter of the Year in 1994.

Family Life

His father was the actor Éamonn Keane.


He and journalist Richard Engel were both recipients of the Edward R. Murrow Award.

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Latest information about Fergal Keane updated on October 26, 2020.

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