David Kenney

David Kenney

Reporter

Jackson, MS

David Kenney began working at WLBT as a general assignment report in December of 1996.

Since then he has covered all types of stories around the state, from Presidential visits, the shootings at Pearl High School, to Hurricane Katrina, to the Federal trial of the late former Jackson Mayor Frank Melton.

David is from Minneapolis Minnesota. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin River Falls.

David was also awarded an internship at KARE-11 News in the Minneapolis television market, which is known throughout the country for their excellence in news reporting. His first job in television was a KIMT-TV in Mason City Iowa.

Since joining WLBT, David has been honored several times by the Mississippi Association of Broadcasters. In 2010 and 2012, he was awarded the Howard Lett Newsperson Of The Year from the Mississippi Associated Press.

One important aspect of David's commitment to giving back to the community is his work with Jackson Public Schools. Since 2002, David has been a member of the Craft Committee at the Career Development Center. Working with instructors at the school, David often does classroom visits, working with students in the Television Production department on video editing, reporting and anchoring.

David lives in Ridgeland and is married to Tabatha Kenney who is a High School Counselor in the Jackson Public Schools. They have been married since 1998. The Kenney's have one child, Zoe, who is a college Sophomore.

Education:

  • University of Wisconsin River Falls

Recent Articles by David

  Will President Biden’s gun control plan have any impact?

  GRAPHIC: Deer thrown off interstate bridge hits semi-truck in Mississippi

Search for missing hunters enters Day 9, likelihood of rescue becoming ‘less and less likely’

  Boat found on Miss. River believed to belong to missing man, teenager

Anonymous donor pays off all layaway items at Walmart in Canton

  Physicians, state leaders continue their campaign against Initiative 65

  Gov. Reeves calls new rapid Covid-19 tests a ‘game changer’ while speaking at White House

  Civil rights leader Charles Evers remembered as trailblazer for equality

  Mississippi’s athletic directors, head coaches join forces in support of new state flag

  61,000 Mississippians have flood insurance. Many flood victims are not among them.

Powerball and Mega Millions arrive Thursday in Mississippi

  Jackson couple awaken to find man holding baby breaking through their front door

  Mississippi congressmen respond to rumors of “World War 3” and military draft

'I’ve never experienced anything like this before’: Residents clean up after tornado hits Edwards

  Excitement grows as lottery machines begin arriving at Mississippi businesses

  Haunting drug overdose photo shows opioid epidemic in Mississippi

  Boyfriend charged with capital murder after 21-year-old pregnant woman missing from Miss. found dead

Police officer accused of statutory rape of 15-year-old commits suicide after news of abuse surfaces

USA Today ranks multiple Mississippi counties as worst in the country

  Delta farmers fear lower profits with backwater flooding

Mike Espy winds down campaign before Tuesday’s Senate runoff