Kendra Whittle joined the 14 News team in November 2010 as a multi-media journalist. You can catch her reporting through the first half of the week, and is a proud member of the 14 News Team Weekend.
Kendra always wanted to be some kind of writer. But the spark really hit when she was 14, when she and her sistermade a mock newscast called "SWNE TV". Her dad watched it that night and mentioned, "You know, you would be really good at something like that."
The reporting bug stayed with Kendra through college at Illinois State University (go Redbirds!), where she earned by Bachelor's in Broadcast Journalism. While at ISU, she was active in the university's daily live newscast TV-10, serving as an anchor, reporter, photographer, and sportscaster. She also took part in the award winning community events show "TC 24/7" as a reporter and host.
After graduating, She went on to WEEK/WHOI-TV in East Peoria, Illinois as a part time producer and reporter. She was there during one of the bloodiest summers in Peoria history - and had the eye opening experience of speaking with several families whose loved ones had been murdered - including the mother of a pregnant teenager who was killed.
Being from the plains of Illinois, Kendra has enjoyed learning about life in the Ohio River Valley. She especially has learned a lot from the flooding situation over spring and summer of 2010 - it really gave the phrase "wacky weather" a whole new meaning to her!
When Kendra is not at work, she enjoys working out, cooking, and reading. She finished her first full triathlon in August 2011, which she loved and plans to do again. She also likes to write (FICTION!) stories during her free time - and one of her lifetime dreams is to some day write a book.
Kendra married her college sweetheart Stephen on July 30th, 2011 - which is why her name suddenly changed on air! After five years of long distance dating - she loves spending time with him.
Kendra truly loves her job, and loves hearing from viewers. If you have an idea, please feel free to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or post it on her Facebook page.
Wednesday, April 16 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-04-16 18:06:48 GMT
An ailing Miley Cyrus has canceled her concert Tuesday night at Sprint Center.The notice came a matter of hours before she was scheduled to go on stage.A concert promoter tells KCTV5 that Cyrus is in theMore >>
An ailing Miley Cyrus remains in a Kansas City hospital and says she must cancel her St. Louis concert slated for Wednesday night. This comes after she unexpectedly canceled her Tuesday night concert in Kansas City. More >>
Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:32:39 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Male High School student took her life shortly after posting a video online. The video remained online for a lot of the day Tuesday, even though the school system, law enforcementMore >>
A Male High School student took her life shortly after posting a video online. Unfortunately, teenage suicides are more common than you might think. Seven Counties Services, a behavioral health agency, said there were three times more suicides than homicides in Louisville in 2012 and Kentucky ranks number two in teenage suicide.More >>
Monday, April 14 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-04-15 01:37:12 GMT
Sanitation workers in Dickson County made a shocking discovery Friday when they found an injured puppy in a landfill. Officials believe the dog was intentionally thrown away. "Anybody would've done theMore >>
Sanitation workers in Dickson County made a shocking discovery Friday when they found an injured puppy in a landfill. Officials believe the dog was intentionally thrown away.More >>
Wednesday, April 16 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-04-16 18:55:56 GMT
Traffic is completely stopped in Henderson due to an overturned semi. A semi has overturned on the U.S. 41 North strip near Long John Silver's. Officials were called to the scene around 3:15 WednesdayMore >>
It happened on the U.S. 41 North strip near Long John Silver's. Officials were called to the scene around 3:15 Wednesday morning.
Saturday, April 12 2014 6:07 AM EDT2014-04-12 10:07:09 GMT
An incredible photo snapped Saturday at the iconic Pipeline on Oahu's North Shore is going viral. A mother humpback whale and her calf were cruising just offshore when a set rolled in. J.T. Gray of NorthMore >>
An incredible photo snapped Saturday at the iconic Pipeline on Oahu's North Shore is going viral.More >>
Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:28 AM EDT2014-04-15 10:28:24 GMT
ESTILL COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – After losing both his parents in a short amount of time, a community is rallying around an Estill County teen. Joe Snowden lost his mother in a car crash on April 10, just twoMore >>
Joe Snowden lost his mother in a car crash on April 10, just two weeks after laying his father to rest. Now Snowden is faced with covering all the funeral costs himself. More >>
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