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

  Manhunt continues for man wanted in Scott Co. toddler death

  Customers flock to Hazlehurst gas station where $1,000,000 lottery ticket was sold

  Drag racers do donuts on lawn of Jackson church

  Gov. Reeves: 95 percent of nursing homes to have access to vaccine by end of January

Fire at Jackson energy plant still under investigation

  114TH MP Company deploys to Washington, D.C. to provide security during Biden’s inauguration

  GRAPHIC: Deer thrown off interstate bridge hits semi-truck in Mississippi

  Yazoo pumps face legal challenge from environmental agencies

  Law enforcement preparing for possibility of armed protestors at Mississippi Capitol

  Yazoo Pumps project receives green light after clearing environmental hurdles

  Peco Foods closing 3 plants in Mississippi

  Mississippi National Guard helps deliver coronavirus vaccine

  Physicians hoping to dispel vaccination distrust amongst Black community

  Some Mississippi care facilities already receiving coronavirus vaccine

  Jackson’s homeless population facing mental health problems brought on by the pandemic

  High demand slows SNAP benefits

  Salvation Army Angel Tree program breaks record, sees every single ‘angel’ adopted

  Search for missing hunters enters Day 9, likelihood of rescue becoming ‘less and less likely’

  Physical therapist sues Mississippi, claims he is unable to properly treat patients

  Pharmacies recruiting COVID-19 vaccine workers

  Dr. Dobbs plans to be one of first to receive COVID vaccine to encourage others to get vaccinated

  Day 5: Crews, family not giving up search for any trace of 2 missing duck hunters

  Boat found on Miss. River believed to belong to missing man, teenager

  MDOT makes history on I-20 replacement bridge construction

Anonymous donor pays off all layaway items at Walmart in Canton

  Ammo scarcity in Mississippi blamed on pandemic, concern of a Biden administration

  Local non-profit sees losses after two burglaries in the past month

  Wildlife officials again tracking Chronic Wasting Disease in state deer population

  Lynyrd Skynyrd memorial gets road signs in Pike County

  Teen shot by game warden; one person in custody