Joseph Hennessy

Multimedia Journalist
Kansas City, MO
Joseph Hennessy

Joe joins the KCTV5 News Team after working as Multimedia Journalist, Morning Anchor, and Sports Anchor in Kansas’ capital at WIBW for two years.

He’s excited to call Kansas City his home and try new things, especially the BBQ.

He attended Ohio University studying Journalism and Sociology. He hosted their Emmy Award Winning “Gridiron Glory” football show on WOUB-TV, was a reporter for the basketball show, “Hardwood Heroes,” and news reporter for their “Newswatch” evening shows as well.

Joe takes pride in moving around several times in Ohio and to a suburb of Chicago growing up where he was able to meet people from a variety of backgrounds. He believes it’s a big part of deciding to go into journalism.

Being near Chicago in high school, he played football and basketball against some of the best players in the country. Fun fact: He got dunked on by former Kansas guard Isaiah Moss in a high school tournament. He says it was embarrassing and is forever thankful that no cameras were around that day.

Joe is a Cincinnati Bengals fan at heart, but he does enjoy watching the Chiefs play and being around the Chiefs Kingdom.