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

  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

  Hinds Co. judge allows man indicted for murder to keep low bond

  Local immigration rights advocates react to Supreme Court DACA ruling

  Positive Covid-19 worker shuts down Jackson water department

  'Everybody was just going crazy’: Mississippians buying record level of alcohol

  JPS employees say payments not deposited into state retirement system

  2 teens found shot, killed in Simpson Co.; Investigators search for suspects

  Mission Mississippi holds prayer gathering, unity walk at state capitol

  Metro stores board up to protect against potential looters

  Reservoir police monitor Memorial Day celebrations

  Police see alarming uptick in motorists speeding down Miss. roads

  Reservoir officials looking for funding for Spillway recreation area

  Doctor: If you felt sick in Jan. or Feb. and recovered, you might have had coronavirus

  Mayor Lumumba reduces Covid-19 restrictions, imposes curfew

  Some gyms and salons open around the state, others taking their time

  'Local is what you have to depend on now’: Miss. Farm Marketplace gives boost to local farmers