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Kara Kenney


Investigative Reporter

WRTV Investigates Kara Kenney fights for what's right and holds those in power accountable.

Her investigations into government fraud and waste have resulted in several changes to Indiana state law including more accountability for how schools report bullying incidents, radon testing in schools, as well as a law that requires more transparency in school superintendent contracts.

In 2022, Kara won the Spectrum Award from the Indiana Broadcasters Association for her investigation “Crisis on the Creek,” as well as 1st Place for Investigative Reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists.

In 2018, she was named Indiana’s Best Reporter by the Associated Press.

She was named Journalist of the Year in 2012 by the Indiana Society of Professional Journalists.

Her investigations have earned her 15 Emmys, the Richard Dreihaus Investigative Award from the Better Government Association, an Edward R. Murrow award, and numerous awards from the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists.

Before joining WRTV, Kenney worked as an Investigative Reporter for WBBH-TV in Fort Myers, Florida where she worked on a series called "Tracking Your Tax Dollars". Before that, she worked for WSJV-TV in South Bend, IN and WAOW-TV in Wausau, Wisconsin.

Kenney is a graduate of Indiana University's School of Journalism. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.

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