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

  Vicksburg volunteer firefighter charged with causing deadly wreck that left one dead

MISSISSIPPI STRONG: South Jackson resident James Davis shows dedication to youth, community

MISSISSIPPI STRONG: Rankin County Sheriff’s Deputy rescues family from fire, saves Christmas

Wednesday marked a deadly 24-hours for the Capital City

Jackson’s rising murder rate concerns citizens and state, city leaders

Second suspect arrested for murder of Jackson pastor has criminal history

Police offering ‘internet purchase safe exchange zones’ at precincts

Clinton border security fence continues to protect neighborhood

Dashcam video captures teen aiming BB gun at Ridgeland police officer

Customers uncertain about the future of Piggly Wiggly stores

Cashier’s arm broken by shoplifter during convenience store robbery

Construction continues on Refuge Hotel and Conference Center

JPD graduates new officers among shortage

Mississippi lawmakers advancing prison reform in the state

Hinds deputies nab house burglars

Coping with ‘Winter Blues’

Madison Blessing Box providing for the needy

Hinds County District Attorney’s office gives Christmas party to crime victim

“He’s a flight risk”: Madison County escaped inmate denied bond

Vintage motorcycle stolen from Jackson home recovered