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Kenny in 2011
Born
Patrick Kenny

29 January 1948 (1948-01-29) (age 73)
Nationality Irish
Education O'Connell School
University College Dublin,
Georgia Institute of Technology
Occupation Broadcaster
Employer Newstalk
TV3
Known for Today Tonight
Kenny Live
The Late Late Show
Today with Pat Kenny
The Frontline
The Pat Kenny Show
Pat Kenny Tonight
Eurovision Song Contest 1988
Spouse(s) Kathy
Children 3

Patrick Kenny (born 29 January 1948) is an Irish broadcaster, who currently hosts the daily radio show The Pat Kenny Show on Newstalk and the current affairs show Pat Kenny Tonight on Virgin Media One.

Prior to this, Kenny had a 41-year high-profile career at RTÉ, in which he was their highest paid presenter for several years. He presented radio show Today with Pat Kenny on RTÉ Radio 1 each weekday morning between 10:00 and midday until 2013. He hosted The Late Late Show from September 1999 until May 2009, then returned as a stand-in host in January 2013. He presented the current affairs programme The Frontline, each Monday night from 2009 until its axing in 2013.

He was the co-host of Eurovision Song Contest 1988, as well as numerous other television shows, including Today Tonight, Saturday Live and Kenny Live, and has worked for both RTÉ Radio 1 and RTÉ 2fm, sometimes simultaneously, in a career that has spanned five decades. He is the holder of a Jacob's Award and was perennially cited as the highest paid employee at RTÉ. He was named 23rd most influential person of 2009 by the magazine Village.

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