Drummoyne, New South Wales, Australia
- 28 June, 1989
- Journalist, Print Journalist and Writer
- Alternative Names
- Keane, Kay (also known as)
- Kearney, Katherine (also known as)
- Kearney, Kay (also known as)
Born in Sydney, Kay Keavney completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Sydney before being employed by the ABC. She was both the youngest person and the first woman to be hired as a scriptwriter by the national broadcaster. In the late 1940s she wrote serials and plays for various networks and production companies but unfortunately most of the scripts of these shows were not preserved. Keavney also adapted many plays for the Macquarie Radio Theatre, and books for the Library of the Air. She won two Walkley Awards for articles published in the Australian Women's Weekly and was a regular columnist for that magazine.