Peyton Kennedy


Peyton Kennedy joined News 2 in November 2022 as a reporter for Good Morning Nashville. 

She comes to Tennessee after working as a multimedia journalist, fill-in anchor, and weather person for Nexstar’s CBS affiliate, WTAJ News, covering Central Pennsylvania from Altoona & State College.

Peyton’s stories at WTAJ earned her three honors, including Best Feature Story (Keystone Media Awards) and Outstanding Spot News Coverage (Keystone Media Awards & Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Awards). 

She is a proud 2020 graduate of the James Madison University Honors College in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where she double-majored in Journalism & Theatre Performance and double-minored in Entrepreneurship & Honors Leadership Studies. She also served as a member of the Student Government Association & was a sister of Delta Delta Delta.

While at JMU, Peyton was the co-anchor for the university’s live, weekly newscast Breeze TV, where she also founded and anchored the show’s entertainment segment. She was honored to receive the Virginia Press Women Foundation Agnes Cooke Scholarship, the Alison Parker Memorial Scholarship, and Lisanby Scholarship for her dedication to journalism and the arts. 

During the summer of 2019, Peyton studied with the JMU in Los Angeles program, where she held internships in reality television development (Kinetic Content), documentary film production (Atlas Films), and talent management (AEFH Talent Agency). You could spot her having fun as a seat filler at award shows and television tapings on weekends!

Peyton is a New Jersey native and is thrilled to join the Music City community. When not in the newsroom, Peyton enjoys supporting the arts, exploring local parks on walks, cheering on the Dukes, and diving into the area’s vibrant country music scene! 

She is passionate about meaningful and impactful storytelling. If you have a story idea, or want to say “howdy”, please don’t hesitate to send Peyton a message here!

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