Kennedy Dendy

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

Title: Anchor/Reporter

Kennedy Dendy joined the KEZI 9 News team as a news reporter in January 2020. Starting in April 2021, Kennedy also anchors on weekend mornings.

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.

She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

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

Recent Posts by Kennedy Dendy

Local construction company provides hands-on experience for students

“This project is big – bigger than anything I've ever done.”

Oregon Ducks fans look to the future amid Cristobal's departure

Many are looking to what the future may hold, hoping the football team's next head coach will lead them to a national championship.

'You’re not alone': Many navigating grief during the holidays

“Increasing self-care after a loss is super important, and it's important to listen to ourselves, so it's OK to say no."

Petition seeks to make downtown Cottage Grove accessible to residents with disabilities

“I've helped people up off the ground out here numerous times," Epperson said.

Small Business Saturday encourages community members to shop local

“Shopping at a small local retailer is going to have a quicker impact on the local economy than shopping at a large national or international company."

Eugene Family YMCA $5M away from building new Y facility

An anonymous donor has offered a $500,000 challenge donation. For every dollar donated, the donor will match that by a dollar until the $500,000 goal is met.

Eugene Science Center leaders eye EWEB administration buildings for new home

Eugene Science Center officials are calling this a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

Federal infrastructure bill could have big impact on safety, climate and more

The bill is awaiting President Joe Biden's signature.

Global climate change conference draws local response

Leaders shared it's critical to think with the future in mind.

Child care centers navigate staffing shortage

One mother and former child care provider is urging leaders to "Invest in our children."

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