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Henry McKean joined Newstalk 106 – 108 fm in 2002 and has been reporting in his unique style for Moncrieff with Sean Moncrieff since 2004. Henry has won 4 PPI radio awards for his reports – 2010 Community Social Action: Without A Voice -Short Feature 2006 for Henry of Orange, Short Feature 2007 for Don’t Be Mean Vote McKean and Short Feature 2009 for ‘Henry On A Mission.
He has also been the subject of much critical acclaim and was named in the Irish Times People to Watch list 2009 and 2011 where he was described as ’a versatile, funny and innately likeable broadcaster’.
Henry presented The Truth about Travellers on TV3, a documentary about the lives of Travellers in Ireland today, which was watched by over 1 million people and is currently working on other projects with TV3.
Henry moved to Ireland in 1990 from Scotland and was educated in Blackrock College McKean studied for a Degree in Journalism in Griffith College Dublin. He lives in Dublin.
Henry takes listeners inside his world, as he gives his take on the week's big stories and presents tales of his adventures countrywide. King of the Vox pops Henry gets the best out of everyone, From asking women about the size of their breasts to talking to people coping with an addiction, Henry covers it all.
Kidstalk - Every week Henry visits schools to interview children aged 8 to 11 all over the country to delve in to the thoughts rattling around in their young heads. Kidstalk covers the fun side of childhood, brings attention to the more serious problems facing our children and often more 'grown up' issues are tackled with surprising wisdom by the children Henry chats to.
Kidstalk has been dubbed 'Give Up Your Oul' Sins' for the twenty first century. Ireland is now a very multinational country and it all starts in the classroom. The boys and girls from all over the world talk about the changes this has brought to their lives and if they are happy in Ireland. Every week the kids also discuss social problems in their area.
Kidstalk gets a great response from the listeners and the children that take part. It's an enjoyable interview process with local children airing their views on life in their community. Kidstalk airs every Saturday morning on Under the Covers between 8-9am and on the Breakfast show at 8.50am on Monday mornings