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

  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

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

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

  Mission Mississippi holds prayer gathering, unity walk at state capitol

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

  Churches lead relief efforts after deadly EF4 tornado in Marion Co.

  Covington Co. begins to recover after devastating Easter tornado

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

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

State officials hope for federal funding to fix flood damage

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

  61,000 Mississippians have flood insurance. Many flood victims are not among them.

  Chronic Wasting Disease remains into 2019-2020 hunting season

Patient fires shots in hospital room

Phil Bryant Wildlife Management Area to offer unique opportunities to hunters

GRAPHIC: Kingston Frazier’s autopsy reveals the 6-year-old was shot 4 times

Officials remind public of statewide burn ban as Fall temperatures descend upon South

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

  Haunting drug overdose photo shows opioid epidemic in Mississippi

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

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

Simpson Co. man left with nothing after his home is set on fire

“He’s a flight risk”: Madison County escaped inmate denied bond

Man escapes custody after stealing MHP patrol car during arrest

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

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

“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