Dawn Kenyon on Romper Room, 1957

A woman sitting in the centre of a TV studio desk with children either side of her. A sign above her says 'Romper Room'. c1957.
Dawn Kenyon on Romper Room, 1957
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Dawn Kenyon (then Dawn Dingwall) was the first presenter of Romper Room, which began as a 15-minute segment within Captain Fortune and was later expanded to a standalone program.

Romper Room was an enduring Australian franchise of the North American program for pre-schoolers, characterised by a mixture of physical activities and simple moral lessons and a host who spoke directly to the children viewing from home.

Dawn was ATN7 Sydney’s first coordinating producer of children’s programs in 1956, after having worked at radio 5KA Adelaide and CBC in Canada.