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

  Pearl River in Jackson at flood stage, expected to crest at 30 ft. Friday

  Jackson woman says she, daughter injured after crash with street racer

  Easter tornadoes, which killed 14 in Mississippi, remembered one year later

  Brandon’s biggest concert since pandemic began canceled

  Will President Biden’s gun control plan have any impact?

  EPA sent Jackson emergency administrative order on water system

  Unplugged carbon monoxide detector saves Clinton family

  C.W.D. legislation concerns wildlife conservationists

  White Oak Creek eroding north Jackson backyards, frustrating homeowners

  ‘It’s going to be a hassle’: Liquor stores unsure of state’s home delivery impacts

  Mayor Lumumba looking into hiring homeless to pick up garbage around Jackson

  Yazoo City police chief resigns, county sheriff serving as interim police chief

  Local restaurants struggle to keep staffing

  ‘Start killing some hogs’: State hog control program nabs varmints

  Sheriff’s Dept.: Multiple calibers fired during M Bar shooting, killing innocent bystander

  Non-profit helping Jackson in water crisis

  WARNING: Jackson’s water is still not safe to drink

  After 2 day search, Richland Fire Chief found safe inside attic

  Highway 49 project on schedule for summer 2022 completion

  Most of Jackson’s water is back on. Some is still unsafe to drink.

  Jackson water pressure increasing, one day after setback

  Mechanical failure slows Jackson water restoration efforts

  Jackson’s water crisis begins to receive national attention

  Edgar Egbert gets 210 years behind bars after 2019 shooting of Madison Co. deputies

  Officials say they’re making repairs as quickly as possible as Jackson water crisis enters 1 week

  Lumumba calls out critics of city’s response to water crisis

  ‘This is something we’ve never seen before,’ Water pressure restored in Canton after Winter Storm

  Power restoration efforts still underway in Mississippi after grueling winter storm

  Much of Crystal Springs without power or water as weather takes its toll

  Mississippians continue to slip and slide on icy interstates. Some are still stuck there.