Gene Kennedy


Gene Kennedy is an award-winning reporter known for his "show-and-tell" style of live reporting. Since his career launched in March 2000, Kennedy has earned awards for breaking news, general assignment and investigative journalism.

After graduating from University of Missouri, Columbia in December 1999 with a Bachelor of Journalism degree, Gene started reporting in Davenport, Iowa where he interviewed political candidates such as Howard Dean and John Kerry. Kennedy later moved to Reno for a weekend anchor/reporter position.

During his time in the 'Biggest Little City,' he went to Los Angeles for a special behind-the-scenes story about the cable comedy show "Reno 911" where he landed a cameo playing himself in a 2004 episode. To this day, Gene still gets emails from across the country about the appearance. In the summer of 2005, Kennedy landed in Salt Lake City and after seven years in the market, he has reported for three of the four television stations.

His exclusive interview with Craig Gregerson, who murdered Destiny Norton, is among his most significant stories. Other noteworthy coverage includes the Crandall Canyon Mine Disaster, the rescue of a couple trapped in winter conditions in Iron County, the explosion of Josh Powell's home in Washington state and Elizabeth Smart's marriage. When Kennedy isn't reporting, he spends time with his wife Jenni and their son Joey.

Gene also leads a bit of a double-life. He's an experienced musician who sings, plays guitar, bass and produces local pop music which is currently sold on iTunes and Kennedy has played Warped Tour in Salt Lake City and has shared the stage with national acts such as Neon Trees, Unwritten Law, 12 Stones & The Lemonheads.

If you'd like to send Gene a story idea, you can email him at or follow him on Twitter: <a href="">@GeneKennedyNews</a>

Recent Articles

  • Work beginning on large I-15 project

    Posted on: 9:02 pm, April 18, 2014, by and

    DAVIS COUNTY, Utah – A massive construction project is beginning on I-15 in Davis County this weekend as Utah Department...
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  • Celebrities, geek culture featured at Comic Con FanXperience

    Posted on: 5:08 pm, April 18, 2014, by and

    SALT LAKE CITY — Fans and stars alike flocked to the Salt Palace Convention Center Friday for the second day...
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  • Authorities identify victim in Taylorsville homicide investigation

    Posted on: 3:21 pm, April 17, 2014, by , updated on: 09:30pm, April 17, 2014

    TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — A retired elementary school teacher was murdered in her own home, Unified Police Department officials said. Autopsy...
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  • Body found in Taylorsville home, homicide investigation underway

    Posted on: 1:15 pm, April 16, 2014, by and , updated on: 09:31pm, April 16, 2014

    TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — A woman was found dead in a Taylorsville home Wednesday morning, and Unified Police are treating the...
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  • Boyfriend, neighbors speak about woman accused of killing six newborns

    Posted on: 6:57 pm, April 14, 2014, by and , updated on: 10:04am, April 15, 2014

    WEST VALLEY CITY — Police say a mother has confessed to killing her six babies over a 10-year period. Megan...
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  • Utahns working on tech to help put human on Mars

    Posted on: 9:37 pm, April 6, 2014, by and

    SALT LAKE CITY – Technology that could help send the first human to Mars is being developed and tested in...
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  • Provo woman’s death not being investigated as homicide

    Posted on: 12:03 pm, April 4, 2014, by and

    PROVO, Utah — Provo police said Friday a 20-year-old woman’s death that was originally called “suspicious” is not being investigated...
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  • SLC police seek suspects in another Family Dollar robbery

    Posted on: 5:38 am, April 4, 2014, by and , updated on: 09:45pm, April 4, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY — Family Dollar Stores are being targeted by armed robbers. The fifth robbery in a month happened...
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  • Teen girl who hid in closet, called 911 during burglary shares her story

    Posted on: 9:27 pm, April 3, 2014, by

    WEBER COUNTY, Utah – Audio from a 911 call reveals terrifying moments for two Weber County girls who hid as...
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  • Students say cops entered residence, handcuffed occupants without cause

    Posted on: 9:40 pm, April 2, 2014, by

    MIDVALE, Utah — Two University of Utah students say Unified Police officers had no business handcuffing them in their Midvale...
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  • Child dragged by backpack leash in SLC, police say

    Posted on: 6:32 pm, April 1, 2014, by , updated on: 10:16pm, April 1, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY — A father and his friend are in jail, accused of child abuse. On Sunday afternoon, witnesses...
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  • Two arrested in alleged kidnapping, human trafficking case

    Posted on: 5:16 am, March 31, 2014, by , updated on: 06:18am, April 1, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City Police put the cuffs on two suspects accused of kidnapping a New York...
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