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

  Jackson woman says she isn’t leaving after landlord threatens her with eviction

  For the first time in its history, the Ross Barnett Reservoir is closed

  Unemployment claims up 600 percent; Depart. of Employment deals with system overload

  Ridgeland lifts sign ordinance restrictions to promote businesses affected by COVID-19

  Hinds Co. seamstress makes medical masks for those on frontline of Corona battle

  Miss. truckers busier than ever as demand increases around the country

  Several local restaurants now offering online shopping options

  Coronavirus separates loved ones at Clinton care center

  Stores around metro changing policy to help elderly during coronavirus outbreak

  47 screened, 1 qualifies during first day of coronavirus testing in Neshoba County

  Riverwalk will pay employees for 2 weeks after state orders casino closures

Testing for COVID-19 starting in Neshoba County

  Hinds Co. Board of Supervisors provide plan on leading government through COVID-19

  Hand sanitizer disappearing from shelves amid coronavirus fears

  Madison Co. residents continue clean up from severe weather

  Storm knocks Madison Co. trailers on their side with people still inside them

  State officials hope for federal funding to fix flood damage

  Medical experts in Jackson now offering medical procedure to cure enlarged prostates

  Historic rain and record flooding take their toll on Mississippi roads

  Coronavirus fears limiting medical supplies

  No action taken against Pearl Chief of Police during meeting to discuss his termination

  One Lake opponents say alternatives cheaper, cause less environmental impact

  3 men were rescued after passing out in their car during Yazoo Co. gas leak

Officials consider One Lake project to prevent future floods

Flood damage prevents residents from moving back home

  Residents return to homes after days of flooding from Pearl River

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

  Reservoir flood strategy helped slow down Pearl River crest

  Rising water brings last-minute evacuations in Northeast Jackson

  Reservoir officials working to reduce downstream flooding