David Kenney

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.

Recent Articles by David

USA Today ranks multiple Mississippi counties as worst in the country

Delta residents go from farming to flood control as river waters rise

Possible Chronic Wasting Disease cure found at LSU

Investigators searching for motive in Clinton standoff that left five dead, including suspected shooter

Security consultant says Mississippi ranks 2nd in burglaries

Change of venue likely for Godbolt trial

Mississippi lawmakers advancing prison reform in the state

Feds expected to ban bump stocks soon

Texas women arrested in Ulta Beauty store thefts

Man escapes custody after stealing MHP patrol car during arrest

Feral dogs attack, kill three animals at the Jackson Zoo

Absentee voting up for Mississippi mid-terms

Attorneys give free legal advice to domestic abuse victims

MHSAA upholds penalties for Forest Hill band; explains “restrictive probation”

Brothers in blue join forces with Team Mississippi in the fight against bullies

Brookhaven leaders sign resolution asking MHSAA to lift Forest Hill band suspension

Mississippi imposes new tax on hybrid, electric vehicles

“Even when he was mortally wounded, he did not think of himself”: Brookhaven police officer killed in the line of duty remembered as brave, dedicated

8-yr-old boy in need gets handicapped accessible van