Kenley Hargett joined WKRN News 2 as a Multimedia Journalist in October 2021 and is pleased to call Nashville, TN home.
He previously worked at KSLA News 12 in Shreveport, Louisiana as a Weekend Anchor/Reporter for three years. During that time, he was awarded an Emmy nomination for his reporting.
Kenley was born in Louisville, Ky. and was introduced to journalism at Trinity High School. The journalism department taught him all of the jobs in front of and behind the camera. After high school, he continued his path at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga. There, he became Executive Producer at Morehouse College Tiger TV. During that time, he earned several prestigious summer internships that further developed his passion in the Broadcast Journalism field. NBC Nightly News in New York, NY, 11Alive WXIA Atlanta, and Louisville Metro TV were rewarding internship experiences that allowed him to work with some of the best journalists in the world.
After graduating from Morehouse College with honors, he continued his education at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York, NY and received a master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism. He considers his graduate education as one of the most exciting times in his life. Traveling across the five boroughs of New York City and reporting stories was a constant adventure he will never forget.
After graduate school, he returned to Atlanta and worked at CAU-TV, where he hosted the show “Common Sense with Kenley Hargett.” The show was one of the top programs at the station. He also taught students Intro to Journalism through the Clark Atlanta University Newsbreak program.
After working at CAU-TV, Texas called his name and he worked as a Multimedia Journalist/Anchor for KYTX CBS 19 in Tyler. He reported throughout East Texas for two years.
In his spare time, Kenley enjoys trying new restaurants, gaming, reading investment journals, and traveling. He is a member of NABJ (National Association of Black Journalist) and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated.
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