Biography of Fregal Keane? His Career, Education and Networth.
Fregal Keane OBE is a British born Journalist, Keane was a foreign correspondent at the BBC News and also an author. He has served as the corporation’s southern Africa correspondent and was based in Johannesburg.
Early Life and Education
Fregal Patrick Keane was born on 6th January 1961 in London. He was brought up in Dublin. Patrick attended St. Mary’s College.
Career of Fregal Keane
In 1979 he joined The Limerick Leader as a Journalist, He later switched to Broadcast Journalist at RTÉ. In 1989 he joined the BBC as Northern Asia’s Correspondent. Fregal Keane was moved to Hong Kong in 1995bwhere he served as the corporation’s Asia’s correspondent.
On leaving Hong Kong he returned to London to work at the BBC’s World Affairs Unit. Keane worked as the corporation’s African editor until January 2020 when the corporation announced Fregal is suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),with this he has to stepped down from his role in Africa and have time for himself.
Personal life and Awards of Fregal Keane
He is married to Anne Flaherty, also a journalist. Fregal is a talented singer, guitarist and songwriter.
Keane has been awarded honorary degrees in literature from the University of Strathclyde, Bournemouth University and Staffordshire University. In 2011, he received an honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of Liverpool. Keane was appointed an OBE for services to journalism in the 1997 New Year’s Honours list.In April 2018 he was awarded the Christopher Ewart-Biggs Memorial Prize for Wounds.