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

  Physicians, state leaders continue their campaign against Initiative 65

  Dr. Dobbs says Initiative 65 is ‘Wild West’ proposal for medical marijuana

  City of Madison comes out against medical marijuana initiative

  Absentee voting reaching record numbers

  13-year-old killed during shooting at McDonald’s in Canton remembered by coaches, teachers

  Southwest Airlines returning to Jackson airport in 2021

  Mississippi State Fair extended by 4 days with attendance down by almost half

  Man in critical condition after shooting at Jackson motel, police say

  Grant for senior living complex could spur growth for Jackson area

  Grant will help revitalize abandoned Holiday Inn into community for seniors

  WLBT’s ‘Stormtracker’ damaged after high winds from Hurricane Delta down trees in Natchez

  Jackson prepares for Hurricane Delta; Residents told to monitor weather reports around the clock

  State officials make preparations for Hurricane Delta

  Census count equals to big dollars for community programs

  Mayor Lumumba open to federal program to help crack down on violent crime in Jackson

  Graffiti artist causing headaches for businesses and law enforcement

  Could federal program help fight violent crime in Jackson?

  Federal help offered to fight Jackson violent crime

  Taskforce launched to remove homeless people, vagrants from Hinds County streets

  Gov. Reeves calls new rapid Covid-19 tests a ‘game changer’ while speaking at White House

  Dog rescued from Natchez bridge ledge now has new owner and new name

  Franklin County residents clean up from overnight flooding

  High demand is causing delays in liquor delivery; State leaders are looking at solutions

  Business owners express excitement over Coach Deion Sanders' arrival at JSU

  $30 million Mississippi Trade Mart building nears completion

  Mississippi State Fair to go on despite COVID-19 concerns

  Madison man rides out Hurricane Sally in Orange Beach

  Canton Aldermen vote down mayor’s veto of flea market

  Organizers expecting over 300 boats on the water for Trump parade on Reservoir

  Hunters catch bigger gators during short season