Kendall Downing joined our news team in January of 2014, just in time for a brutal Indiana winter. He grew up near Memphis, Tennessee and isn’t quite as accustomed to the cold, but he quickly learned how to dress in warm layers and use a scarf as more than an accessory.
Kendall is a multimedia journalist for FOX59 news at 10 and NEWSPOINT at 11, meaning he typically shoots, writes, and presents his stories on-air.
Weather’s been a big part of Kendall’s career. He’s covered catastrophic flooding in eastern Kentucky, as well as two deadly tornadoes while reporting in southern Illinois. You can even add a few Indiana snowstorms to the mix.
He most recently lived and worked in southern Illinois for WPSD-TV, the NBC affiliate in Paducah, Kentucky, where he won multiple awards for his photojournalism.
Kendall landed his first reporting job at WYMT-TV, the CBS affiliate in Hazard, Kentucky.
Kendall’s glad to be in Indianapolis where the folks are friendly, and sports is a big part of life. He’s an avid runner and a die-hard fan of the Tennessee Volunteers. You’ll probably catch him wearing orange often. He holds a bachelor’s degree from The University of Tennessee.
Tips? Great story ideas? Just want to say hello? Give Kendall a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org.