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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

Costly catalytic converter thefts on the rise in Eugene and across the country

A replacement can run from $1,000 to $3,000.

Eleven Lane County Bi-Mart stores to receive Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Pharmacies across Lane County will be receiving doses.

California COVID-19 variant identified in Lane County

This is the first lab-confirmed examples of a COVID-19 variant in the county, but variants have been identified in other parts of the state.

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.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 156673

Reported Deaths: 2284
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah31987550
Washington21345216
Marion18579287
Clackamas13449190
Lane10343129
Jackson8525116
Umatilla769682
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Yamhill379669
Linn360957
Malheur335458
Polk307744
Klamath280555
Douglas255055
Josephine238755
Benton235617
Jefferson197630
Coos154521
Union130319
Columbia127721
Wasco122126
Lincoln113720
Hood River107029
Morrow105014
Crook78018
Clatsop7786
Baker6669
Curry4316
Tillamook4222
Lake3826
Harney2776
Grant2271
Wallowa1435
Gilliam541
Sherman530
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