Kristen Kennedy started reporting for the WKYT team in June 2010 which was a move back east from West Texas. As a reporter and anchor for KAMC in Lubbock, she brought home some of the region's biggest and most compelling stories to viewers each night.
Kristen covered the nationwide salmonella scare originating at a local peanut production plant, as well as the end of "prohibition" in Lubbock, when the city changed the rules to allow beer and wine sales in stores.
Kristen grew up in South Carolina, and graduated from Elon University in Elon, N.C. She spent time in newsrooms in both states, as well as reporting for WEIU in eastern Illinois. She found her love of news at Elon, and got to travel the world as a student, taking classes in Hawaii and London, England. While in London, she worked in NBC's London bureau.
Moving to the Bluegrass State has allowed Kristen to enjoy the Southern hospitality and Midwest values she grew up on.
Lexington is a beautiful blend of metropolitan style and natural wonders. The people couldn t be kinder. The stories couldn t be more assorted, says Kristen, we cover heartache and we help strangers. I couldn t be happier to be part of the WKYT team.
Kristen lives her busy life on-the-go, but when she gets a free minute she loves to bake and spend time with her husband Lee K. and dog Cooper. She looks forward to receiving your great recipes and story ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find her on Facebook, at Kristen Kennedy WKYT.