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

  Reservoir managers helping to mitigate flood in Jackson

  Could the closing of the Steele Bayou gates be an early sign of another flood?

  Chronic Wasting Disease remains into 2019-2020 hunting season

  Mayor says social issues fueling crime in Jackson

  Son blames dad in ongoing Ridgway Lane embezzlement case

  The Pearl River is high, but it’s not expected to cause flooding

  City of Jackson wants state to pay $3,000,000 for crime prevention cameras

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

  ‘We’re done with big ships’: Canton couple aboard as cruise ships crash into each other

  Deputy Brad Sullivan released from hospital after months of rehab

  Surveillance Video: Gas station clerk shot in face during Canton store robbery

'They deserve better than this’: Man 'appalled’ at conditions in Jackson cemetery

  Tornado rips path of destruction through Simpson County, damages church

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

  Reservoir lowered in preparation for Giant Salvinia eradication

  ‘I understand the concerns of people’: Jackson police address rising trend of violence in the city

  Residents, city leaders continue rallying against proposed landfill in Ridgeland

  Team Rubicon helping Eagle Lake community by demolishing homes affected by devastating floods

  Deer hunting canceled at Eagle Lake rec center after flooding depletes population

Livingston Rd. bridge to re-open Tuesday

  AMR helping nursing home patients spend time with family this Thanksgiving

  Police suspect the same two women behind Ulta thefts in Flowood and Madison

  Divers pull car from creek days after teen survived crash

Two people in custody after chase and standoff on Skyline Dr.

Reservoir to be lowered 2 feet to stop spread of giant salvinia

  Ridgeland adding traffic cameras with federal grant

Zebulum James fires attorney, now defending himself in murder trial

  FBI will not 'confirm or deny’ investigation into Ridgway Lane dealings

Patient fires shots in hospital room

  Reservoir officials may drop lake levels to fend off giant salivinia