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 1.1 million. Her total views on Facebook are staggering – over 450million.
In fact, Tanya was the only Australian to be flown to LA by Facebook for the first ever Creator Day – a day for the best and biggest Facebook creators in the world.
In 2018 Tanya is heard around the country on the HIT Network as Weekend Breakfast host from 7am to 9am. In June her first self-penned book “AM I DOING THIS RIGHT?” with Allen & Unwin was released, which, after 3 months became an Australian Best Seller.
Tanya is also a regular on The Morning Show on Channel 7 and works at Channel 10 – hosting The Bachelor: UNPACKED and has guest hosted Studio 10 and The Loop on Channel 11. Tanya also writes for news.com.au and has a comedy column in Cosmopolitan magazine.
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, Commonwealth Games, ANZ 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.
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 and Canberra. During that time, she also had a segment on the hit Network’s national show SCOOPLA with Jules Lund and Emma Freedman.
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.