David Kenney

David Kenney

Reporter

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.

Education:

  • University of Wisconsin River Falls

Recent Articles by David

  One Year Later: ICE gives updates on August 2019 ICE Raids

  Vagrants and homeless bring crime to north Jackson business corridoor

  Mayor Lumumba shuts down bar service for one week

  Jackson mayor orders bars to close

  Mayor Lumumba says Jackson in ‘dire’ state due to rising COVID cases

  Starting Aug 1st, parents of kids driving golf carts could face penalties of $250+ in Madison

  Jackson pothole repaired a week after couple wrecks on motorcycle

  Jackson woman’s fatal last minutes streamed to Facebook

  Strange seeds from China arriving at homes in Mississippi

  Medical marijuana vote raising concerns for community leaders

Man suffers minor injuries in ‘incidental contact’ with Alligator

  Civil rights leader Charles Evers remembered as trailblazer for equality

  Neighbors want abandoned property torn down

  Jackson Public Schools will reopen with in-person, virtual learning options

  After bills vetoed, questions loom regarding future prison reform in Mississippi

  Increased liquor sales halts orders for 10 days

  Madison schools plan for in-person learning this fall

  Madison Co. Schools plans for in-person return in fall

  Man indicted for murder now facing federal charges

Historic Cabot Lodge demolished in Jackson

  Disturbing trend in Edwards as small town’s COVID cases rise rapidly

  Mask requirement in Mississippi casinos to go into effect Friday night

  Vandals attack local golf courses; $2,000 reward being offered

  Controversial prison reform bill passes legislature despite mixed reviews

  After fight with Ridgeland officer man receives mental health assistance, low bond

  Lawmakers still unsure if they have votes needed to remove state flag

  Mississippi’s athletic directors, head coaches join forces in support of new state flag

  After busy day at Capitol, some feel momentum build for flag change: ‘The votes are there’

  Sewage overflow puts halt to recreation on Pearl River

  Masks, other protocols not being practiced at gatherings