With 2 decades of experience in the media industry, Kristen Kenney (also known as KK) has worked all over the world as a storyteller, anchor, host, and reporter from covering the London Olympics, and World University Games in Russia to hosting a Golf Channel show in Jamaica and a car racing series in Barbados. Kristen knows what it takes to succeed in a fast-paced, high-profile, high-pressure environment.
She was recognized as Utah's Top 30 Women to Watch for breaking down barriers as the first female broadcaster with the Utah Jazz and creating one of Utah's top fitness brands, PEAK|45. She spent five seasons traveling with the NBA and broadcasting all 82 regular season games while simultaneously starting PEAK|45 in an effort to diversify her income. The studio has expanded to four locations in Utah.
Prior to sports journalism, she filmed an award-winning documentary in Africa where she contracted severe malaria. Her near-death experience motivated her to launch a non-profit, Malaika For Life, and partner with Malaria No More and the United Nations to raise over $200k with her 'Buy a bracelet save a Life' campaign. This became a global grassroots movement featured on the cover of ESPN Magazine, En Vogue, The Doctors, and more.
With financial growth and freedom as the #1 driver, she recently moved into real estate as Head of Investor Relations and Director of Comms/Marketing.