Bernie Keenan passes away

01 September, 2011 by IF

Announcement from ABC

Bernie Keenan, the ABC's long serving Chief of Staff in the Sydney newsroom, has died suddenly tonight.

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Bernie Keenan had two distinguished careers in television journalism.

He started off his professional life as a cameraman in commercial television working at the highest level including international assignments around the world.

Bernie returned to Australia as a Chief of Staff for the Seven Network and for most of the past decade at the ABC in Sydney.

Outside work he was a fitness fanatic. Running and ocean kayaking were two of his passions. He also had a life-long fascination with aviation.

Bernie was also active in the community and a tireless volunteer for the Little Sisters of the Poor in Randwick.

Director of ABC News Kate Torney said “Bernie drove our news gathering operations in New South Wales and was a central figure across the network. He was a warm and generous colleague and we will miss him greatly.”

Don Lange, the ABC’s Head of News Programming said “Bernie was a stalwart of the newsroom and will be sadly missed in Sydney and around the Network.”
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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