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

  Wildlife officials again tracking Chronic Wasting Disease in state deer population

Lynyrd Skynyrd memorial gets road signs in Pike County

  Teen shot by game warden; one person in custody

City of Madison comes out against medical marijuana initiative

Southwest Airlines returning to Jackson airport in 2021

Gov. Reeves calls new rapid Covid-19 tests a ‘game changer’ while speaking at White House

  High demand is causing delays in liquor delivery; State leaders are looking at solutions

  Hunters catch bigger gators during short season

Trooper shot, killed in Jefferson Co.; $108K reward offered for suspect

One Year Later: ICE gives updates on August 2019 ICE Raids

Jackson mayor orders bars to close

  Strange seeds from China arriving at homes in Mississippi

Man suffers minor injuries in ‘incidental contact’ with Alligator

Increased liquor sales halts orders for 10 days

  Controversial prison reform bill passes legislature despite mixed reviews

  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’

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

  Miss. Ag. Commissioner launches plan to assist farmers, keep food supply strong during pandemic

Day 3: Weather suspends search for dad who saved son from Reservoir water

Mississippi Wildlife Federation may change their stance on backwater pumps

  Unemployment claims up 600 percent; Depart. of Employment deals with system overload

  Miss. truckers busier than ever as demand increases around the country

Storm knocks Madison Co. trailers on their side with people still inside them

  Medical experts in Jackson now offering medical procedure to cure enlarged prostates

  Chronic Wasting Disease remains into 2019-2020 hunting season

  ‘We’re done with big ships’: Canton couple aboard as cruise ships crash into each other

  Phil Bryant Wildlife Management Area to offer unique opportunities to hunters

  Jim Hood makes last-minute campaign stop in the Mississippi Delta