At the young age of 15, Kenny Heatley’s interest in media began at Selwyn Snowfields in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales where he was introduced to ‘snow reporting’. It was a short interview by Star FM in Wagga Wagga over the phone about snow conditions and skiing. It wasn’t long before Kenny began carving out an impressive media career.
Kenny is a qualified Journalist, having studied Advanced Broadcast Journalism at the University of Canberra. He also followed his love of acting and theatre at the Australian National University where he focused on voice training and developing characters through voice.
Kenny’s love for skiing drew him back to the mountains where he worked as a Snow Reporter on TV and radio and was quickly picked up by Snow FM in Jindabyne as a radio announcer. A drive-time show concept he created and hosted earned him a nomination at the Australian Commercial Radio Awards in 2006 as ‘Best New-Comer On-Air’.
Kenny moved up into bigger markets in Radio, even taking a break from ‘on-air’ to work behind the scenes as Production Manager, Senior Producer and voice-over artist for Canberra’s two leading radio stations.
It was during this time he set up a successful recording studio production company specialising in voice-overs and audio production and Kenny quickly became recognised as a talented voice-over artist. Today, his voice can be heard on almost every media right across Australia and is also signed to Sydney’s exclusive voice-over agency, Emvoices.
After a move to Sydney in late 2008, Kenny made the move into Television and is now a full-time presenter on Foxtel and Austar’s ‘The Weather Channel’. From the middle of a cyclone in Queensland, to the flooding in Victoria, Kenny has been at the forefront of weather journalism reporting live on ground and in studio. He has also been called upon by the '7pm Project' on Channel 10, Channel 9 News, Channel 10 News and the 'Today Show' on Channel 9 as the expert as weather happens.