Saturday 25 January 2020

On Fergal Keane

Fergal Keane

Talking of Orla Guerin (salary £160,000 to £164,999), her name often used to get linked with Fergal Keane (salary £195,000 to £199,999) as one of the (then) new breed of emotive and emoting BBC journalists who emerged at the BBC in the 1990s.

Both were seen as an acquired taste.

Fergal has considerably grown on me as the years have gone by - unlike Orla.

Sadly, he's now had to step down as the BBC's Africa Editor due to those very emotions. Decades of covering wars and genocides have left him suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Hope he recovers soon.

1 comment:

  1. He's battled alcohol addiction which he ascribes more to his upbringing in an alcoholic household than anything to do with PTSD.

    I can't say his mawkish style has grown on me.


Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.