Dave Kenney is a home expert on HGTV’s Decked Out. Additionally, he’s part of The Brolaws, an expert builder company run by his brother-in-law Joey Fletcher.
Dave has always had an affinity for sports and has been involved in horse racing since he was young. Currently, his shares in 12 horses include Goldencents, which recently won a race.
Early Life and Education
Dave Kenney was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and currently works as a journalist for WLBT, an NBC affiliate based out of Jackson, Mississippi.
He has held positions at KIMT-TV in Mason City Iowa and KARE-11 News in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Throughout his career he has earned numerous accolades such as the Howard Lett Newsperson Of The Year from the Mississippi Associated Press and several from the Mississippi Association of Broadcasters.
His career has primarily been in journalism. Additionally, he works as a freelance writer.
He has authored several books, including the Minnesota Historical Society’s Northern Lights state history textbook. Additionally, he was twice awarded the Minnesota Book Award.
Dave Kenney is a professional architect with over twenty-five years of experience. He stands out for his leadership abilities and commitment to delivering projects that exceed client expectations.
He is also a member of the Construction Industry Training Center (CITC), as well as participating in other craft-related development programs.
He enjoys traveling and spending time with his family. Additionally, he finds pleasure in reading and writing.
He is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and an active contributor to Student Math Notes. Additionally, he was recognized with the Ross Taylor/Glenn Gilbert National Leadership Award and received an honorary doctorate in pedagogy from Rhode Island College.
Achievements and Honors
Dave Kenney is an award-winning writer who specializes in institutional and corporate history. His passion for writing about it shows through his books.
He is an accomplished musician who plays both guitar and bass. He has performed with numerous renowned artists and bands, such as Terry Carter Dance Company, Gimbels Midwest Media Productions, and the Milwaukee Music Ensemble.
David has held leadership roles at SickKids since 2006, currently serving as Manager of the Research Ethics and Regulatory Compliance Office where he oversees an efficient yet high-quality ethical review system for clinical research projects.
David Kenney is a renowned American journalist currently employed as a general assignment reporter for WLBT-TV in Mason City, Iowa. Before that he was a reporter and anchor at KIMT-TV in Mason City.
He is also the co-founder and executive director of Emergo Recovery, an organization providing addiction and mental health services. Additionally, he is involved in his community by volunteering his time for various causes.
In 2018, he became embroiled in controversy when an audio clip surfaced of him boasting about overturning a gay marriage law in San Francisco. Subsequently, he issued a statement expressing regret for his remarks.
David Kenney is an American Journalist currently employed as a general assignment reporter at WLBT, the NBC affiliate in Jackson Mississippi. Previously he had stints at KIMT-TV in Mason City Iowa as both reporter and anchor, as well as KARE-11 News in Minneapolis Minnesota as an intern.
Dave Kenney is dedicated to community service activities beyond his profession. As a volunteer at Jackson Public Schools, he helps students hone their skills on camera, reporting and anchoring.
His net worth is estimated to range between $500k and $1 million. The majority of his income comes from his career as a Journalist, and he prefers to live a modest lifestyle.