Kristen Kenney isn’t just a blonde with a mic. She has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro (19,500 ft), played D-1 soccer, survived malaria and founded MALAIKA FOR LIFE to save lives from malaria, featured on AOL, The Doctors, and more…
Kristen is a natural storyteller and producer, an endearing host and an engaging interviewer, currently working as a freelance correspondent. She was selected to cover the London 2012 Olympic Games for FOX Sports.
A 2006 University of Miami graduate, Kristen began her broadcasting career as a feature reporter & producer for WMFE-TV’s (PBS) Telly Award-winning series The Arts Connection in Orlando, FL. She soon pitched a docu-drama that found herself & an Emmy award-winning film crew in Tanzania, Africa in 2009, where she contracted a severe bout of malaria. Her malaria encounter became the catalyst for a grassroots organization, MALAIKAFORLIFE.ORG – Buy a Bracelet, Save a LIFE – that has helped provide lifesaving medicine for over 20-thousand victims of malaria.
Her malaria story has appeared on AOL.com, breaking 1 million views, the most watched original program on AOL.
A humanitarian at heart and storyteller by trade, Kristen continues to balance both roles. She donates her time to the MALAIKA FOR LIFE cause as its Founder and Director, while also working as reporter / producer for FOX Sports.
Interests: malaria, Africa, culture, travel, rock climbing, exploration, discovery, extreme sports, soccer, athletics, wakeboarding, snow skiing, bike riding, hiking, climbing any outdoor adventure, University of Miami, God, family and friends.
Subscribe to Kristen’s video channel @ http://www.youtube.com/kristenkenneyTV
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