Kennedy Dendy

Kennedy Dendy joined the KEZI 9 News team as a news reporter in January 2020.

Title: Reporter
kennedydendy@kezi.com

Kennedy Dendy joined the KEZI 9 News team as a news reporter in January 2020. Before KEZI 9 News, she interned at CBS This Morning in New York City. Working with the features team, Kennedy produced a variety of daily content.

Kennedy graduated from Baylor University with a degree in journalism. While at Baylor, she worked as a reporter, anchor and executive producer for Lariat TV News, where she covered many stories, including the controversial Shawn Oakman trial and acquittal.

Kennedy was born and raised in Texas and is looking forward to telling western Oregon’s stories. When she’s not covering the news, Kennedy loves to watch movies, play tennis and find new restaurants to try.

Have a story idea? Email Kennedy at kennedydendy@kezi.com. You can also follow her on Facebook or Twitter.

Recent Posts by Kennedy Dendy

Passion with a purpose: County commissioner crafts wooden pens for a cause

“I call these pens Margaret. My mom was Margaret. When we first came to America, she fell in love with Oregon’s myrtlewood. Myrtlewood pens are all made for my mom.”

Successful vote to put $25 billion toward urgent restaurant relief

A restaurant relief proposal written by U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) puts $25 billion toward grants for food service and drinking establishments -- a step closer toward relief for a sector hit hard from the pandemic.

New app gives community members a tour through local Black history

There’s a 16-person steering committee, largely composed of Black residents. Meetings for the launch began back in August, as each member brought forth their areas of expertise.

Mental health issues rise in children as pandemic continues to take toll

KEZI 9 News spoke to several families, as well as experts about the issue that many say deserves more attention.

OSU COVID-19 cases rise, students demand action

The Coalition of Graduate Employees was in negotiations with the university for six months to try to establish on-demand testing on campus.

Greatest Generation shows greatness again

Eugene resident Bernice Homan, 104, is one of many who received her second dose.

NASA’s Perseverance rover makes successful landing on Mars with ties to Oregon

This is the largest and heaviest rover, and it landed at the most difficult landing site crews have seen -- Jezero Crater.

Nimrod family reflects on Holiday Farm Fire, shares road to rebuilding

"You have to really appreciate that your family got through it."

What you need to know about the COVID-19 variants

Lane County shares their plan for how they hope to handle the variations moving forward.

Power restored to Albany RV park

"I take care of a gentleman over here that is 76 and has cancer. I went and bought him two batteries this morning for his RV because they both went dead.”

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