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Wife and Kids of Dennis Shanahan; Net Worth in 2022, Age, Parents & Bio

Wife and Kids of Dennis Shanahan; Net Worth in 2022, Age, Parents & Bio

Australian journalist Dennis Shanahan came to the limelight for being a journalist at major newspapers for “almost forty years”. 

Family of Dennis Shanahan

Dennis Shanahan entered this world in Sydney, Australia. He is yet to disclose his date of birth, parents, and siblings to the media. Looking at his photo, we can assume that he might be in his late 50s. He grew up in his hometown with his siblings.

It is clear that Dennis is a secret-loving person. Dennis holds an Australian nationality and he belongs to white ethnical background.

Educational Qualifications

Dennis completed his high school education somewhere prestigious college in Australia. While studying at high school, he worked as a copyboy at News Limited. After that, he starting working as a cadet journalist with The Herald. Dennis completed his bachelor’s degree from the University of New South Wales, in the Sydney suburb of Kensington. Later, he completed a Masters’s Degree in Journalism from Columbia University, New York in the year 1979.

What is Dennis Shanahan’s Wife?

Dennis Shanahan is a happily married man. He is happily married to his long-term girlfriend. He has not disclosed his wife’s identity to the public yet. However, it is known that the couple dated for some years before tying the wedding knot. They exchanged their wedding vows in a private wedding in the presence of their close friends and family.

Since the wedding, Dennis and his wife are surely living a happy and blissful life as there is no news of their divorce or any extramarital affairs. The couple gave birth to nine children. His son, Brendan Shanahan is an Australian journalist and author. As Dennis is a secretive person, he is yet to disclose the name of his eight children to the media.

His Son, Brendan

His son, Brendan was born in the year 1979, in Sydney, Australia. He completed his degree from the Australian National University in Art History and Curatorship. Further, he is famous as the author of 2008’s In Turkey I Am Beautiful, a memoir of his travels in Turkey, and The Secret Life of the Gold Coast. He even worked as the editor of the ANU Student Newspaper, Woroni.

Dennis Shanahan's son, Brendan Shanahan
Caption: Dennis Shanahan’s son, Brendan Shanahan
Photo: ABC

Dennis Shanahan’s Net Worth

Dennis Shanahan has earned a hefty amount through his successful journalism career. However, he has not revealed the actual amount of his net worth to the media. According to some online resources, the average annual salary of an Australian journalist is more than AU $80k while the average salary per hour is around $41.13. So, there is doubt the experienced journalist is earning a good amount as a journalist.

Dennis might be enjoying his life lavishly with his family in a lavish mansion in Australia. Also, he is often seen traveling to different places with inexpensive cars.

Professional Career of Dennis Shanahan

  • Dennis Shanahan started his career as a copyboy at News Limited while studying at his high school.
  • He even taught journalism at Charles Sturt University, in Bathurst for two years. At that time, he was covering rural affairs for the Herald.
  • From 1984 to 1988, Dennis worked as a state political correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald.
  • In the year 1988, he worked as an adviser to the NSW Attorney-General, John Dowd, QC.
  • In the year 2001, Dennis worked as a reporter in New York and Melbourne. At that time, he reported from Washington on the 2001 terrorist attacks.
  • Currently, he works as the political editor of the Australian newspaper based in the Canberra Press Gallery, Parliament House. It has been more than 15 years.
  • Also, he worked as a political reporter in metropolitan newspapers for more than 40 years in Canberra and Sydney.