KSN Sports Anchor
A “born and bred” Tar Heel, Kendra comes to Kansas from Wilmington, North Carolina where she was a general assignment reporter for Spectrum News. In addition to covering Friday night football, some of her stories in the coastal community included following the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Basketball Coach Kevin Keatts and his move to become head coach of the ACC’s North Carolina State University. Also, Kendra was with UNC Chapel Hill’s Sylvia Hatchell as the Tar Heels head coach picked up her 1,000th win.
During the summer of 2016, Kendra interned as a flash quote reporter for the Olympic News Service, interviewing archery and track athletes at the Rio Olympic Games. She witnessed history and interviewed gold medalists, including fast man Usain Bolt.
A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kendra received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media and Journalism with a concentration in Broadcast and Electronic journalism. As a track athlete, she competed for the Tar Heels in the 400 and 4×400 meter races in the ACC Tournament and while at Western Carolina University, she became the Southern Conference Champion in the 400 and 4×400 meter races.
Her college work included interning with ABC 11 WTVD in Durham, NC for the investigative troubleshooting team. At UNC, she was a Sports Anchor and Multimedia Journalist for Carolina Week and Sports Xtra, two of UNC’s award-winning student newscasts. She twice co-hosted the Rammy’s sports awards and hosted the “Blue Carpet” for the Battle of the Blues (Duke vs. UNC). Also, she earned a CBC-UNC Diversity Fellowship with WRAL-TV in Raleigh, NC.
A recipient of a 2017 NABJ Salute to Excellence Award for Sports Reporting, Kendra enjoys working in community service. She’s a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and volunteers with the Junior League of Wichita.
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