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:

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
  • jackman2

    The ‘Wolverine’ Workout: How Hugh Jackman gets his bod all jacked

    When a movie star is on location shooting a movie, they aren't near their usual gym. That doesn't mean they can skip working out. In fact, in many cases their producers want them to bulk up for a role.

  • tales21

    Tales of the Cocktail: They came, they mixed, they drank!

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)-  Today closes out the world’s largest premier cocktail festival, “Tales of the Cocktail”, which brings in thousands of visitors and millions of dollars to New Orleans. WGNO’s Kenny Lopez went to the Hotel Monteleone, otherwise known as “Tales Headquarters” to check out the fun! One bartender from Amsterdam, Timo Janse said, ” It’s all about the people coming and sharing new and exciting ideas from around the world to help move our craft forward.  What I love […]

  • moxy1

    Introducing the MOXY: A bold new hotel with Millennials in mind

    A new boutique hotel in Downtown New Orleans has arrived. The Moxy New Orleans is Marriott's latest tech-savy, fun and fresh hotel with Millennials in mind.

  • hugh1

    ‘Wolverine’ star Hugh Jackman is roaring for New Orleans

    Superstar actor Hugh Jackman was recently in New Orleans filming the third installment of the mega-popular "Wolverine" movie franchise.

  • activist1

    Louisiana activist working to break the vicious violent cycle

    BATON ROUGE (WGNO)- Senseless killings like the one in Baton Rouge Sunday have prompted a local activist to step up and speak her mind about the violence problem. WGNO’s Kenny Lopez spoke with activist and talk show host Dianne Andrews about finding solutions for the problems that exist when it comes to race, class, violence and police officers. What do we do?  What’s actually going to be done to end the hate? How do we do it? These are questions everyone seems to be […]

  • bachelorauditions1

    The ‘Do’s’ of ‘I Do’ for ‘Bachelor’ & ‘Bachelorette’ wannabes

    Looking for love? Do you want to be on ABC's "The Bachelor?" Now's your chance. "The Bachelor" is holding auditions for contestants this Saturday, July 16th from 2-6 p.m. at Harrah's Masquerade Night Club.

  • tinyhomes1

    Tiny homes for homeless: Ending homelessness one micro home at a time!

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)- Want to help end homelessness in a big way?   Well, you can by volunteering to help build a tiny home for the homeless. News with a Twist’s Kenny Lopez went out to the Parking Lot of St. Joseph’s Church and the Harry Tompson Center, where they were building a tiny home for the homeless today. A 10 foot by 6 foot tiny home is going up in the parking lot behind the Harry Tompson Center. “The actual […]

  • happy tree large

    ‘Happy Tree’ credited for bringing positivity back to violent neighborhood

    For years the Central City neighborhood has been plagued with violence and death. These neighbors got fed up, and are hoping to make a change with a simple symbol of life.

  • louisianaghostbusters1

    Louisiana Ghostbusters bust ghosts with kids at Children’s Hospital

    Who you gonna call to visit the kids at Children's Hospital? The Louisiana Ghostbusters, of course!

  • taylor2

    Fundraiser held for slain Raising Canes manager, Taylor Friloux

    KENNER, La. (WGNO)- A community led fundraiser was held for Taylor Friloux, the 21-year old Raising Canes manager who was stabbed to death during a robbery in late June. Written on Taylor’s arm, her tattoo reads, “We define ourselves by the best that is in us, not the worst that has been done to us.”   Her family and friends say that Taylor’s tattoo is a permanent reminder that they must do their best, and be their best in honor of […]

  • bullrun6

    Big Easy Rollergirls show us their ‘spanking’ techniques for Running of the Bulls

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)- We have our own version of the “Running of the Bulls” here in New Orleans, it’s called San Fermin in Nueva Orleans.  Only ours is with The Big Easy Rollergirls  chasing everyone while wearing roller skates and they hit everyone with plastic bats. News with a Twist Reporter Kenny Lopez caught up with a few of the gals, while they’re getting ready to do some serious spanking at Saturday’s event! In Spain, they run from ferocious bulls, but here […]

  • chickentest2

    Fried Chicken Taste Test: Can you identify Popeyes, KFC, & Church’s while blindfolded?

    Today is one of those National food days! July 6th is National Fried Chicken Day. News with a Twist Reporter Kenny Lopez headed to Bourbon Street to conduct a taste test with fried chicken.