RISE AND FALL
December 19, 1968: Born Las Vegas, Nevada. 1994: Emigrated to Australia. 2000: Became Australian citizen; joined ALP. 2003: Elected to seat of Heffron. 2009: Defeats then-premier Nathan Rees in leadership spill 47-21. Rees says: “Should I not be premier by the end of this day, let there be no doubt in the community’s mind, no doubt, that any challenger will be a puppet of Eddie Obeid and Joe Tripodi.’’ Keneally hit back in state Parliament: ‘’I am nobody’s puppet, I’m am nobody’s protege, I am nobody’s girl.’’
2010: Tries to shut down Parliament. Claims it’s normal to prorogue the Parliament several months before an election, but was accused of trying to stymie an inquiry into the state’s electricity sale.
2011: Loses NSW election to Barry O’Farrell. February 2012: O’Farrell compares Keneally to a famous reality star, stating: “Government by Kim Kardashian is over.” Keneally says O’Farrell is the “real Kim Kardashian” because his first marriage lasted for only 10 months.
June 2012: Resigns from Parliament to be Basketball Australia chief executive.
2014: Starts work as Sky News host. March 2017: Complains then-Sky News colleague Mark Latham defamed her when labelling her a “Yankee sheila” and a “protege of Eddie Obeid”.