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

  $50 million Madison development to include shops, restaurants and homes

  I-20 construction detours cause more road closures

  New Flowood resort construction taking shape

  New hotel tax in Flowood to aid in building $50 million conference center

  'It’s going to have a heavy impact on traffic’: Stretch of I-20 to close for construction

  Officials remind public of statewide burn ban as Fall temperatures descend upon South

  Man who shot at Jackson firefighter during attempted robbery gets bond

  Woman killed in wreck on I-55 in Byram identified

Walking trail to be built on old Madison County Hospital site

  Drought in Jackson causing several water line breaks

  Lack of rain creates challenges for boaters at Ross Barnett Reservoir

  F.E.M.A. Disaster Recovery Center opens in Vicksburg

  Mississippi Delta goes from flood to drought

  Water line break near Rankin St. repaired

  Coliseum transforms into ‘The Ice Dome’ for Mississippi State Fair

  Costco building coming along in Ridgeland

  'Saving lives and protecting property’: Flooded appliances pose fire dangers

  Green light given, work to resume on West Rankin Parkway

  Sanderson Farms Golf Tournament draws over 1,000 volunteers

  Proposed landfill creating stink in Madison County

  Two Texas men arrested after caught attaching skimming device to pump at Madison gas station

  Woman writes viral Facebook post detailing alleged abduction attempt in Jackson-area Target

  Country Club development moves forward

  Details of divorce, drug use surface of accused deputy-shooter Edgar Egbert

  Missing WWII soldier’s remains returned to Miss. family, 77 years later

  Investigation launched at Port Gibson High School after threat of violence

  The numbers are in: 222 homes were destroyed due to flooding in the Delta

  Pelahatchie mayor suspends police chief for insubordination

  SCARY VIDEO: Driver with dangerously high blood sugar weaves in and out of traffic

  Canton works to correct flash flooding plaguing city for decades