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Paul Kennedy


Paul is an author, investigative journalist, TV and broadcaster with the ABC.

Where were you born?

I was born in Seymour, Victoria, while Dad was in the Army at Puckpunyal. We moved to Seaford, next to Frankston, when I was a two. My first big playground was a new housing estate.

What other jobs have you had?

I’ve only ever been a journalist, unless you count my doomed teenage stints as a KFC cook and construction site labourer.

What have been the highlights of your career?

Covering clergy sex abuse and cover-ups. Writing Hell on the Way to Heaven with Chrissie Foster and making the documentary Undeniable (ABC) were life changing. Chrissie and her husband Anthony helped survivors find some peace; they also helped improve child safety.

Where have your works been published?

I’ve written for Penguin Random House, Hardie Grant, Hachette, and Affirm Press.

What are you passionate about?

My hobbies are watching my children play sport and coaching football-cricket. I’m also keen on coffee and friends and the local beach.

Haven’t I seen you before?

If you’ve seen me before, I was either wearing a suit jacket as The Sports Bloke on ABC News Breakfast or trackie dacks at Frankston library.

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