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

Easter tornadoes, which killed 14 in Mississippi, remembered one year later

C.W.D. legislation concerns wildlife conservationists

  ‘It’s going to be a hassle’: Liquor stores unsure of state’s home delivery impacts

Highway 49 project on schedule for summer 2022 completion

Officials say they’re making repairs as quickly as possible as Jackson water crisis enters 1 week

Customers flock to Hazlehurst gas station where $1,000,000 lottery ticket was sold

Gov. Reeves: 95 percent of nursing homes to have access to vaccine by end of January

  GRAPHIC: Deer thrown off interstate bridge hits semi-truck in Mississippi

Physicians hoping to dispel vaccination distrust amongst Black community

Search for missing hunters enters Day 9, likelihood of rescue becoming ‘less and less likely’

  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