Fred Kennedy

Biography: ABOUT THE WRITERS

Fred Kennedy and Kit Frewer are an experienced TV and radio newsteam. Together, these two Canadian-born journalists have won every major award in the industry. While based in London England, Kennedy was Director and Chief of Foreign Correspondents for NBC Radio News and Frewer was Executive Producer for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Kennedy was also London Bureau Chief for NBC TV but preferred the immediacy and autonomy of Radio News. While at NBC, Kennedy and Frewer covered virtually all the major foreign news stories, from the Fall of Saigon and the Indo-Pak War, to the famines in Biafra, Bangla Desh and Ethiopia; the Troubles in Northern Ireland; wars in the Middle East; the fall of the Shah of Iran and the ensuing US hostage crisis. Kennedy's reports on the hostage negotiations and subsequent release were so far ahead of the competition, US Intelligence relayed them live to the Oval Office. Other stories include the Falklands
ABOUT THE WRITERS

Fred Kennedy and Kit Frewer are an experienced TV and radio newsteam. Together, these two Canadian-born journalists have won every major award in the industry. While based in London England, Kennedy was Director and Chief of Foreign Correspondents for NBC Radio News and Frewer was Executive Producer for Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Kennedy was also London Bureau Chief for NBC TV but preferred the immediacy and autonomy of Radio News.

While at NBC, Kennedy and Frewer covered virtually all the major foreign news stories, from the Fall of Saigon and the Indo-Pak War, to the famines in Biafra, Bangla Desh and Ethiopia; the Troubles in Northern Ireland; wars in the Middle East; the fall of the Shah of Iran and the ensuing US hostage crisis. Kennedy's reports on the hostage negotiations and subsequent release were so far ahead of the competition, US Intelligence relayed them live to the Oval Office. Other stories include the Falklands War and the terrorist bombing of the US Marines' HQ in Beirut; Political commentaries following the deaths of De Gaulle, Indira Ghandi and Anwar Sadat; the rise and fall of Britain's Margaret Thatcher. Their documentaries have been re-broadcast on the BBC and translated or subtitled for French and German newscasts.

Among their awards: the coveted George Foster Peabody and the Dartmouth University Awards for Best Economic Reporting. The Overseas Press Club Award for Outstanding Reporting � five years in a row. The National Press Club and National Headliner Awards. The Gold Medal at the Radio Broadcast Festival of NY. During the American bombing of Tripoli, Libya, Kennedy and Frewer broadcast live to US listeners and later won the prestigious Columbia Dupont Award. Their under-fire reporting also won them another George Foster Peabody, the Sigma Delta Chi and Ohio State awards. Commenting on the recognition of their war dispatches, the New York Times said: "Who says you can't win them all?!"

Since leaving NBC News and returning to Canada, Kennedy and Frewer have written for hour-long television series ( PSI Factor and Largo Winch) and currently have two feature films under option (Helga: A True Story) and (The Friends of Dottie Cobb)
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