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Dan Kennedy

13News Now Evening Anchor Dan Kennedy
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13News Now Evening Anchor Dan Kennedy

You can find Dan Kennedy behind the 13News Now anchor desk during our 5, 5:30, 6 an 11 p.m. newscasts, Monday through Friday. 

He became an evening anchor at 13News Now in May 2023, after spending five years as co-anchor of 13News Now Daybreak and as an investigative reporter. 

During his time in Hampton Roads, Dan has covered some of the region’s biggest stories, including the mass shootings in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake, the searches for Noah Tomlin and Codi Bigsby, as well as a number of hurricanes and tornadoes.

In the wake of surging teen violence, Dan helped spearhead the impactful news special “Gun Violence in the 757,” in which he pulled together all seven area police chiefs for their first-ever unified and televised forum.

Before joining the 13News Now team, Dan was a reporter and anchor in Tennessee, first at WRCB in his hometown of Chattanooga and then at WTVF in Nashville.

While in Tennessee, Dan was recognized with two regional Emmy awards and reported on a wide range of stories, including the devastating Gatlinburg wildfires, a terrorist attack against servicemen in Chattanooga, and the manhunt for the accused Waffle House shooter in Nashville.

Dan's favorite story also happened in Tennessee: the love story of meeting his now-wife, Kelly, who was a fellow reporter in the WRCB newsroom.

After moving here in 2018, Dan and Kelly quickly fell in love with Hampton Roads. They settled down in Norfolk, joined a wonderful church community and welcomed their first child, Daniel, in September 2022. Their Australian Shepherd, Pearl, also keeps the family busy.

Dan considers journalism a passion, rather than a job. And when he’s not chasing the latest news story and posting about it on Facebook, you can find him running, golfing, enjoying live music, or cheering on his alma mater, the Missouri Tigers.

You can reach Dan via email or on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Tik Tok.

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