David Kenney

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.

Recent Articles by David

  Flamethrowers used in giant salvinia fight at Pelahatchie Bay

  MDOT closing Highway 43 for bridge replacements

  USA Today ranks multiple Mississippi counties as worst in the country

  Spillway Road construction project begins in the spring

  Delta farmers fear lower profits with backwater flooding

  New Colony Park Boulevard opening to traffic Friday

  Giant Salvinia eradication efforts in Pelahatchie Bay progressing

  Flooding, deer cause backwater levee closure in Warren Co.

  Investigators still searching for answers 5 years after Myra Lewis’ disappearance

  State of Emergency declared in Crystal Springs after homes damaged in storm

  Residents raise concerns as burglaries continue in Belhaven

  Delta residents go from farming to flood control as river waters rise

  Grenada residents dealing with flooded neighborhoods, streets after heavy rains

  Possible Chronic Wasting Disease cure found at LSU

  Storms cause flooding in Simpson county

  Investigators searching for motive in Clinton standoff that left five dead, including suspected shooter

  City of Ridgeland eyes $1 million turf purchase

  Chick-Fil-A in Madison closing for renovations

  City leaders voice opposition after high-speed chases in Jackson

  Security consultant says Mississippi ranks 2nd in burglaries