David Kenney

David Kenney


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.


  • University of Wisconsin River Falls

Recent Articles by David

  Lawmakers hear from Gulf Coast, Delta leaders on flooding impact

  Mississippi River Commission makes stop in River City to hear flooding concerns

  Richland police capture alligator in parking lot

  Suspects in deadly Brookhaven home invasion appear in court

  Computer glitch shut down driver’s license stations across the state Wednesday

  Search continues for suspect who led police on chase and wrecked stolen SUV, camper

  Flood Fest lures local country star, proceeds to benefit flood victims in the Delta

  Waters recede at Eagle Lake after months long flooding

Jim Hood wins Democratic gubernatorial primary, gears up general election

  Continental Tire information session draws big crowd in Jackson

  Yazoo group opposes backwater pumps as historic flood continues

  'I think there’s a lot of misunderstanding’: Vendors threaten to boycott Wildlife Extravaganza

  Haunting drug overdose photo shows opioid epidemic in Mississippi

  Lone suspect sought after four Reservoir businesses burglarized

  Investigation underway after third infant dies in mother’s care in Warren Co.

  Former Madison Co. pastor facing multiple counts of embezzlement in recent indictments

  Owner of Jackson home built by Habitat for Humanity wants out after continued flooding

  Businesses recuperating after weekend flash flood in Lexington

  $40 million slated for street paving projects in Jackson

  An Inspiration to All: 15-year-old Coco Gauff is inspiring young athletes in the metro

  Delta backwater flooding not draining out

  Jackson’s Museum Trail closer to construction

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

  Local fireworks sales not impacted by trade war with China

  Local filmmakers hoping to share flood victims stories with documentary

  Backwater flooding going down slightly; Still above 97 feet

Supplemental deer feeding underway in flood zone

  Rankin County D.A.R.E. Fun Day keeps kids safe this summer

  Steele Bayou opens, backwater slow drain begins

  McDowell Road bridge remains closed over a year later