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

Farm stand 'perseveres' after Holiday Farm Fire, thanks community

“It means a lot when people ask how we’re getting along and how the crops are doing. We really take great care and pride in what we grow out here, and it is difficult with the conditions."

'We need to inspire vaccination': Officials talk new CDC mask guidance

“I can honestly and in good conscience say that it is a great idea for individuals who are vaccinated to wear a mask indoors."

Gov. Brown: ‘It's shaping up to be another difficult wildfire season'

State leaders say there are nine large fires burning in Oregon with over 5,000 firefighters currently mobilized.

New $4M clinic would provide local care to Cottage Grove community

This project has been in the works for over a decade, and it would provide career technical education to area students, as well.

Many councils and boards returning to in-person meetings

The Roseburg City Council held its first in-person meeting in more than a year on Monday at Roseburg City Hall.

Willamalane's annual concert series welcomes community members this July

If you would like to attend, you can either reserve a pod in advance for up to four people online or bring $3 per person to the gate the night of the concert.

UO announces second $500 million gift for Knight Campus

The University of Oregon said Tuesday it has received an additional $500 million donation from Penny and Phil Knight.

Officers assaulted by man during DUII investigation in Eugene

At one point, New sprang up from a seated position and kicked two officers who received minor injuries. He had to be physically restrained.

Eugene Science Center to continue tutoring program with NAACP

Tutoring will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Illegal Firework Amnesty Day results pour in, high call volumes tallied

In Eugene 54 pounds of fireworks were collected, and in Springfield there were 127 pounds of fireworks collected.

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