Lyra Mckee (Journalist) Age, Biography, Partner, Family, Death & Facts

Lyra Mckee

Lyra Mckee (born March 31, 1990) is a Northern Irish Journalist, Author, Columnist, and Writer from Belfast (Northern Ireland). She realizes her interest in journalism at the age of 14. Furthermore, Lyra works in the publishing department of her school newspaper.

She gains public attention by her blog “Letter to my 14-year-old self” in 2014. Actually, the post describes the issues of the gay in the Belfast region. Later on, she transforms the article into a short film. Ms. Mckee marks her presence in national and international media.

Lyra Mckee Northern Irish Journalist

Additionally, she writes the articles for “BuzzFeed News”, “Private Eye”, “The Belfast Telegraph” and “The Atlantic”. However, she has shot dead on April 18, 2019. She went into the Derry area. There are riots between the two groups of people going on. Suddenly, the violence broke out in the region.

Police officers start throwing petrol bombs and burnt two vehicles. Soon, a gunman fires on the police. Mckee is standing near the Landover car of the police team. One bullet strikes on her body. She lost her life on the spot. Many world leaders are sad about her death. They are also praising her courage and dedication towards her work.

Lyra Mckee died in the Waterside riots on April 18, 2019

Though, Theresa May (Prime Minister, UK) calls the murder as “senseless and shocking”. The local parties of Ireland like DUP, Alliance Party, Green Party and SDLA united. All of them release a statement too on the journalist death. Police Services of Northern Ireland is the main target of the gunmen.


Early Life, Profile, Story & Parents

Lyra Mckee Biography

The courageous Media Personality was born on 31st of March 1990 on Belfast, Northern Ireland. Meanwhile, Lyra Mckee’s age is 29 years old as of 2019.

Though, her family profile is not available. Lyra’s full name is Lyra Catherine McKee. Furthermore, she did her early schooling from St. Gemma’s High School.

Then, Mckee attends Birmingham City University to study Online Journalism.


Personal Affairs, Girlfriend & Spouse

Lyra Mckee Partner Sara Canning
Lyra Mckee Partner Sara Canning.

On the other hand, Lyra’s partner is Sara Canning (Lesbian Girlfriend). They are in a domestic partnership.


Trivia & Quick Info

Real Full Birth NameLyra Catherine McKee.
Nick nameLyra.
In The News ForDies by the gunshot in the Waterwide area on April 18, 2019.
Age (As of 2019)29 years old.
Date of Birth (DOB), BirthdayMarch 31, 1990.
Birthplace/HometownBelfast, Northern Ireland.
Death Date/CauseApril 18, 2019 (Killed in the Waterside riots by a human).
Place of DeathWaterside, Derry, Northern Ireland.
NationalityNorthern Irish.
Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)Aries.
EthnicityWhite Caucasian Descent.
Current ResidenceBelfast, Northern Ireland.
Career Timeline
Magazines 1. The Atlantic.
2. BuzzFeed News.
3. Private Eye.
4. The Belfast Telegraph.
5. Mediagazer.
Books Authored1. Angels with Blue Faces (2018).
2. The Lost Boys (2020).
Awards1. Young Journalist Award (Sky News, 2006).
2. Forbes Under 30 Investigative Journalist (2016) by the Forbes Magazine.
Physical Statistics
Height (Tall)Feet & Inches: 5' 6".
Centimeters: 168 cm.
Meters: 1.68 m.
WeightKilograms: 60 Kg.
Pounds: 132 lbs.
Bra Size31B.
Body Measurements (Breast-waist-hips)32-26-34.
Shoe Size (US)6.
Tattoo details?Will Update.
Eye ColorBlack.
Hair ColorBlack.
ParentsFather: Will Update Soon.
Mother: Not Found.
SiblingsBrother: Not Known.
Sister: Name Not Found.
Famous RelativesGrandparents:
Personal Life Relationship
Marital StatusUnmarried.
Dating History?Not Known.
PartnerSara Canning.
Husband/Spouse NameNone.
Highest QualificationMaster Degree in Online Journalism from Birmingham City University.
SchoolSt. Gemma’s High School.
College/ UniversityBirmingham City University.
Hobbies & Favorite Things
Favorite CelebritiesActor: Robert Downey, Jr.
Actress: Joey King.
Dream Holiday DestinationParis, Iceland, Auckland & Sydney.
Favorite ColorBrown, Black, Pink & Green.
Love to doReading Books, Writing Blogs & Travel.
Favorite FoodItalian & Japanese Dishes.
Net worth (approx.)$452,000 US dollars (As of 2019).
Annual Income & EarningsUnder Review.
Contact Details
Office AddressNot Known
Home DetailsWill Update.
Mobile or Phone NumberN.A.
Email AddressNot found.
Official WebsiteNone.


Some Lesser Known Facts about Lyra Mckee

Lyra Mckee Age, Height & Weight

  • Mckee did editing for Mediagazer.
  • The Forbes Magazine 2016 lists her in Under 30.
  • Actually, she is recognized for her work as an investigative officer.
  • As per Wikipedia, she displays her wonderful thoughts in two books “Angel with blue eyes” and “The Lost Boys”.
  • Meanwhile, “Angel with blue eyes” is about the murder mystery of Robert Bradford (MLA, Belfast).
  • In the Ted talks, she actively discusses LGBTQ rights.
  • Furthermore, Ms. Mckee looks for crowdfunding to publish her books.
  • The 28-year-old second books schedule to arrive in 2020.
  • Money Factor: She is earning a good amount of salary from her Journalism career. The estimated Lyra Mckee Net worth is around $452K US Dollars, as of 2019.

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  • Actually, the book is about Thomas Spence and John Faber’s missing report.
  • However, they suddenly disappear from Belfast’s fall road during November 1974.
  • She wins a special training with the journalists in her high school.
  • Moreover, Lyra awarded the Young Artist Award by Sky News 2006.



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