If Amy Schumer and Rebel Wilson had a love child, you’d get Tanya Hennessy – comedian, radio announcer and social media sensation. Tanya’s not just multi-platform force, she’s a content creator whose comedic chops have earnt her a Facebook following in excess of 1 million.
In 2018 Tanya is heard around the country on the hit Network as weekend breakfast host from 7am to 9am. She’s also launching her first self-penned book with Allen & Unwin.
Tanya became a household name in March 2017 when her self-filmed “Realistic Make -Up Tutorial” went beserk on Facebook and Youtube – racking up millions of views. At the time she was co-hosting hit 104.7 Canberra FM breakfast and ever since, she’s become the go-to girl for all things funny and Millennial.
Tanya’s a prolific creator; her funny and brutally honest online videos of everyday topics (things people say to hairdressers, things people say to personal trainers) mean she has built a worldwide following which in turn has attracted big brands such as Amex, Netflix, FORD and Samsung.
In 2017 Tanya’s rising star was recognized when she won the Junkee Award for Breakthrough Artist, was nominated for Cosmo Woman of the Year, selected to perform at Australia’s first VIDCON and won best radio documentary at the Australian Commercial Radio Awards for her moving interview with a friend suffering terminal cancer.
Originally from Newcastle, Tanya began her radio career in 2012 with Southern Cross Austereo at NXFM Newcastle. She followed this with stints as a Breakfast Announcer in Griffith, NSW and Toowoomba, QLD. During that time, she also had a segment on the hit Network’s national show SCOOPLA with Jules Lund and Emma Freedman.
As a writer, Tanya contributes to News.com.au where she candidly shares her experiences and opinions on life matters and in 2018 she’ll have her own column in Cosmopolitan.
In addition, Tanya often features on national breakfast and news television shows, including The Morning Show, National 9 News, Studio 10, Weekend TODAY and The Project.
Never one to shy away from having a laugh at herself, Tanya started her career as an actor/comic with a Bachelor of Arts Theatre/Media from CSU and has undertaken courses at Screenwise and NIDA.
A multi-media star in the true sense, Tanya’s engaging and comedic take on life across all platforms, is growing her audience exponentially in Australia and internationally.