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

  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

  Several streets in N.E. Jackson taking on water; evacuations imminent

  Residents filling sandbags in preparation of Pearl River flood

  Pearl River flooding expected to be worse than before

  ‘It just sells itself': Construction continues as Costco in Ridgeland prepares for opening

  Powerball and Mega Millions arrive Thursday in Mississippi

  Divers used to bring back water pressure to Jackson

  Investigators: Boyfriend charged after shooting girlfriend during Madison Co. home invasion

  What The Smell? Jackson residents complain about mysterious odor

  Jackson couple awaken to find man holding baby breaking through their front door

  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