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

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

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

  Lawmakers hear from Gulf Coast, Delta leaders on flooding impact

Mississippi River Commission makes stop in River City to hear flooding concerns

Jim Hood wins Democratic gubernatorial primary, gears up general election

  Haunting drug overdose photo shows opioid epidemic in Mississippi

Delta backwater flooding not draining out

  Boyfriend charged with capital murder after 21-year-old pregnant woman missing from Miss. found dead

  Backwater flooding going down slightly; Still above 97 feet

Supplemental deer feeding underway in flood zone

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

  New Mississippi River crest as backwater flood persists

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

Highway 49 widening project expected to be complete by 2021

  Excitement builds as Tesla service center pops up in Pearl

Wildlife Officials: People shooting displaced gators for sport will be fined

  Alligators sightings increase in Mississippi with warm weather

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