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

  Backwater flooding going down slightly; Still above 97 feet

Supplemental deer feeding underway in flood zone

  Rankin County D.A.R.E. Fun Day keeps kids safe this summer

  Steele Bayou opens, backwater slow drain begins

  McDowell Road bridge remains closed over a year later

  Copiah Co. railroad crossing has deadly history

  New lifestyle development begins in Flowood

  'There won’t be any wildlife left to speak of after this event’: Animals continue to suffer through prolonged flood in South Delta

  Independent group finds E. Coli at the Reservoir

  New Mississippi River crest as backwater flood persists

  Vicksburg residents flooded from homes for over 100 days

  Delta residents target President in flood relief campaign

  'It’s a tragic loss for our little town’: Community, relatives react after 3 killed in Raymond wreck

  Rain systems likely to prolong backwater flooding in Warren County

  Neighbors want First Avenue property cleaned up

  16-year-old shot and killed in Rankin County

  Big plans could be coming for abandoned railway in Downtown Jackson

  Backwater flooding impacting new areas of Delta

  Police officer accused of statutory rape of 15-year-old commits suicide after news of abuse surfaces

  2019 on track to be most violent year in Jackson

  Governor provides updates on flooding in Warren County

  Wildlife experts monitor flood impacts on Chronic Wasting Disease

  Flooding impacts more homes at Eagle Lake

  Flood fight continues as backwaters reach Eagle Lake Shore Road

  ‘Repeatedly targeted by criminals’: Thousands of dollars worth of electronics stolen in wireless store smash-and-grab

  Conservationists voice support for backwater pumps as flooding continues in the Delta

  Flooding concerns continue for Eagle Lake

  McComb storm clean up continues

  McComb residents begin cleanup from severe storms

  Heavy rains could cause critical flooding at Eagle Lake