Dan Kennedy is an Emmy-winning journalist and the morning anchor for WVEC 13News Now in Norfolk/Virginia Beach. In addition to anchoring a lively, viewer-focused morning show, Dan highlights untold stories in local schools during a weekly franchise he launched called "In Session."
Before moving to Virginia, Dan was a reporter for Nashville's #1 station, WTVF News Channel 5, where he was recognized with two Emmys for his work on breaking news. During his time in Music City, Dan also traveled to report on stories of national interest including the Gatlinburg wildfires and Hurricane Irma's impact on Florida.
Dan began his career in his hometown of Chattanooga as an investigative reporter at WRCB. His investigative series into a dilapidated cemetery earned him recognition from the Tennessee Associated Press in 2015. He also received awards that year in the categories of "Best Anchor" and "Best Reporter."
Dan has been a news junkie since age nine and still appreciates reading a hard copy of the newspaper daily. Outside of work, he serves as an executive board member of Virginia Beach Crime Solvers.
Dan and his wife are both avid runners. They frequently race in half marathons and completed the Chattanooga Ironman 70.3 while raising money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. They live in Norfolk with their Australian Shepherd, Pearl.
Dan is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, where he studied Broadcast Journalism and Business. While in school, he worked as a correspondent at Newsy as a general assignment and investigative reporter for KOMU