Louisiana flooding: Our coverage
Kenny Lopez
  • Follow me on:

Nice to meet you. I’m Kenny Lopez, but many call me “K-Lo”. I’ve been in the TV biz for almost 10 years. I started off interning for ABC’s Good Morning America, and my journalistic journey kept me in the Big Apple for many years, followed by reporter stints in New Mexico, Texas, California, and most recently… New Orleans starting in 2011.

Here are a few fun facts you may want to know about me:

For six months, I worked with kids as a Teen Disc Jockey for Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas cruise ship. I danced with 80’s Pop star Debbie Gibson at a record store once. Meeting the entire cast of Saved by the Bell is on my bucket list. So far, I’ve met three.

Kenny’s e-mail: kenny@wgno.com

When friends come to visit New Orleans, the first place I take them is … a drive-thru daiquiri shop. Then we head off for some “soul food”—fried chicken.

I’m known around the newsroom for … my high energy and acrobatic antics. If a Justin Timberlake song is playing, I will dance. I’m even known for doing cartwheels into trash cans, by accident and falling off stages while doing back flips. But I like fellow-reporter Vanessa Bolano’s answer better than mine. “Kenny’s known for finding the good in every situation,” she said.

My greatest TV moment … is yet to come.

A TV moment I’d like to forget is … running shirtless “Baywatch”-style on the beach after swimming in the Rio Grande. My photographer tossed me the microphone, so I wouldn’t wet it.

I give back to my community by… entertaining and informing. Years ago, when I became a reporter I told myself I want viewers to see me as their friend. I want them to relate to me, and vice versa. Through my stories, I hope to make you smile, laugh, feel, or think. If I can do one of those things with each story then I know I’ve done my job.

If I had the time I’d like to … hang glide in Brazil. I would zip line in forests all over the world. I’d randomly pay for strangers parking tickets and I would learn how to be a dolphin trainer at Sea World.

My favorite Saints players are … Drew Brees, because he’s a man of integrity and Steve Gleason because he’s one of the most positive people I’ve ever met. Gleason said to me once, “No one knows how to celebrate life and party like the City of New Orleans.” Very true.

In closing, I just want to tell you my motto, which I aim to live by… “Love living and Live loving.” Thanks for watching.

Recent Articles
  • screamqueensflood1

    Cast of ‘Scream Queens’ & ‘American Horror Story’ join fight to help Louisiana flood relief

    21st Century Fox is leveraging its talent and network to drive up support for Louisiana.

  • britneyflood1

    Get the chance to meet Britney Spears by donating to Louisiana flood relief

    Kentwood native, mega-pop star, Britney Spears is teaming up with the American Red Cross and the crowd-funding site, Crowdrise to raise money for Louisiana flood victims.

  • jamesflood1

    ‘I will survive, I have nowhere to go.’ Folks in Amite surviving after horrible flood

    In Tangipahoa Parish, people living there are still cleaning up and picking up the pieces left by last week's horrible flooding.

  • gohome1

    ‘I’m going home’: Woman robbed & stranded given bus ticket to TX

    The non-profit organization Grace at The Greenlight works hard to give those homeless or stranded a second start or a renewed life.

  • sanctuary1

    Circus classes: Learn how to be an acrobat, a stilt walker and an aerialist

    Ever want to learn how to do superhero things like a circus performer? There's a place in the Marigny where you'll learn how to do circus shennanigans.

  • mariolopez1

    Mario Lopez’s adventures in New Orleans

    Guess who's in New Orleans? Saved By the Bell actor and Extra TV host, Mario Lopez. We've been following his adventures in New Orleans on Twitter and Instagram.

  • truckoverturned2

    Cars overturned, roads ripped apart in Amite flooding

    Amite, La. (WGNO)-  In Tangipahoa Parish the flooding was very serious.  Cars were overturned and roads were ripped apart on Highway 16 in Amite. WGNO’s Kenny Lopez went to Amite and brings us this wrap-up of the damage there. Folks living in Amite off of Ash Street were left cleaning up the mess left by this weekend’s storm.  They say they’ve never seen so much water in their neighborhood. “You couldn’t see any land between my house and the house […]

  • brazilfood3

    Eat like a Brazilian without even going to Rio

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)- What do you do if you aren’t able to make it out to Brazil for the Olympics, but you want to get the taste of Brazil? Well, you’re in luck because right here in the heart of downtown, we have a Brazilian steakhouse called Fogo de Chao. News with a Twist Reporter Kenny Lopez headed to Fogo de Chao to see what they’re cooking up! Felipe Madiera  and his family are from San Joaquim in Brazil.  Today, they […]

  • loveletters4

    Seen these? New Orleans woman ‘spreading magic’ with love letters in trees

    After seeing so much trouble going on around the world, around the country, and even in our own city, a local writer and glitter enthusiast decided to spread love in a unique way.

  • oystershuckoff2

    Oyster shuck off at Superior Seafood for National Oyster Day

    NEW ORLEANS – Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar is celebrating its favorite day of the year, National Oyster Day, by extending its popular happy hour to 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. Happy hour specials include 50 cent raw oysters, as well as two-for-one frozen mojitos and frozen French 75’s, half priced bottles of house wine and $3 draft beer. All are invited to come slurp delicious Louisiana oysters with great beverages and good company. Throughout […]

  • gymnastics11

    Learn the basics: Gymnastics made easy!

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)- Olympics mania is sweeping the world!  Gymnastics is definitely a fan-favorite especially for News with a Twist Reporter Kenny Lopez, who went to learn the basics of the sport at Empire Gymnastics Academy. Greg Grillot coaches the Men’s Gymnastics team and said, “Gymnastics is the basis for every sport out there.  You learn how to jump, learn how to run, learn how to be powerful.  The things I’ll teach you today are things that almost anybody can […]

  • satchmofest3

    Sizzling music at Satchmo SummerFest

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)- It was heating up over at Jackson Square where music lovers braved the hot temperatures for Satchmo SummerFest. WGNO’S Kenny Lopez went to find out how everyone was handling the heat. (New Orleans Swamp Donkeys performing at Satchmo SummerFest 2016)