Kevin Whalan is a retired Australian journalist who ended his career as the News Ltd Bureau Chief in Wollongong .
He was an editor of the Kiama Independent, and earlier was publisher and owner of the Canowindra Star. Much of his career was reporting on courts around Wollongong in New South Wales.
He was also a longtime correspondent for the Catholic Weekly. He had a long career starting and holding office in community service organisation, especially Rotary and Probus.
He is the father of Andrew, David, Jane, Mark and Susan.
He is grandfather to Elise, James, Eliot, Ethan, Joel, Kris, Grant, Sarah and Carlin.