From young Reporter in Anchorage Alaska to experienced professional covering 9-11 from the Pentagon- JoDee has traveled the country telling your stories for more than 25 years. JoDee is one of the most trusted News Anchors in New York State. Viewers can watch her in more than a dozen upstate television markets. She is on television weekdays on Spectrum News, an exclusive service of Charter Communications.
JoDee has told thousands of stories. She has reported on avalanches in Alaska, wildfires in Nevada, two Kentucky Derbies and from the Pentagon on 9-11. She has anchored such pivotal moments in history as the Iraq invasion, the American Civic Association Mass Shooting in Binghamton and the public fall and resignation of former New York Governor Elliot Spitzer.
JoDee has been honored with awards including three National and Nevada Press Woman Awards, Associated Press awards, the 2007 Black and Latino Achievers Award and 2006 Syracuse 40 Under 40 Award. She has been honored by her company as an outstanding employee and was also recognized for her 7-year leadership role in being a Diversity Ambassador on behalf of one thousand news employees for Time Warner Cable. She created the award-winning “Diversity Day” to bring high school students into the television station and get hands-on experience in news technology.
With snow boots in hand, JoDee transferred from Miami Dade Community College to the University of Alaska Anchorage and earned her Journalism and Public Communications degree in 1992. JoDee will earn her Masters of Arts in Journalism, specializing in social media, in May 2018. She has performed every position in the newsroom from Intern to News Director. She has professional experience in the fields of radio and television. JoDee has been a full-time News Anchor for Spectrum News (formerly owned by Time Warner Cable) since 2003.
In 2016 JoDee launched the podcast “Success w/ JoDee Kenney” to provide a platform of inspiration for people interested in finding their personal and professional success. A self-described “student of personal development”, JoDee is always looking for ways to improve and she felt this would be the perfect platform to share her journey and build up her community as well.
JoDee is an inspirational keynote speaker, facilitator of vision board workshops and headshot and social media strategy sessions. JoDee is skilled in coaching award-winning pageant contestants on their image, speaking, and presence. JoDee is a published author whose work is featured in “Behind the Smile: 15 Women Who Survived the Storm” and “Starting Over: Unforgettable Faces & Stories.” JoDee’s previous honors also include being the cover girl of Herlife Magazine’s April 2014 issue, winning the 2004 Dancing with the Albany Stars female division and being crowned Mrs. Alaska 1997.
JoDee supports numerous charitable organizations including the Capital District YMCA, the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless, Girls Inc., Fostering Futures NY, and many more.
Married to a Professional Chef, JoDee and her husband have three beautiful children who keep them on their toes with their entrepreneurial endeavors, charitable efforts, school work and many extracurricular activities.
To work with JoDee email JoDeeKenney@gmail.com or follow her on a number of social media platforms.