Kenny Lopez
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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.


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    Mardi Gras beads made out of paper?!

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)- A major bulk of the beads you catch during Mardi Gras are the plastic ones from China, but a group called Our Place Promotions “Throw Me Something Green” is hoping to change the face of Mardi Gras with eco-friendly paper beads, made out of recycled magazines. News with a Twist Reporter Kenny Lopez explains! Kevin Fitzwilliam, co-founder of “Throw Me Something Green” is trying to make Mardi Gras more eco-friendly, one bead at a time, with these beads made […]

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    Cute doggies get into the Mardi Gras spirit for Krewe of Barkus parade

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    Parade Party Planner: Chewbacchus, Barkus, and so much more

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    Artist Terrance Osborne unveils new Mardi Gras ‘Barq’s’ Root Beer painting

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    Suburban Baptist Church moves services days after tornado strikes

    On Sunday, Surburban Baptist Church moved their services to Gentilly Church on Franklin Ave. Southern Baptist Church was destroyed in Tuesday's Tornado.

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    Carnival is in full swing, which means lots of great fun on the parade routes. From Slidell to the French Quarter, there's plenty of parades to keep you entertained this weekend. Here on News with a Twist, our "Pardi Gras Man", Kenny Lopez has got you covered with our "Parade Party Planner."

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    Katy Perry drops new song via disco balls around the world – even in New Orleans

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    Roofs ripped off thousands of homes in New Orleans East

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    Family sells everything to travel around the world for two years

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)- Here’s an incredible journey.  The Vrapi family will be traveling all around the world for approximately two years. We came across their blog and YouTube called, “When In Rome Travels,” which will document their travels. The family, mother Kaleigh, father, Engjell, and their three kids, were recently in New Orleans. They contacted News with a Twist Reporter Kenny Lopez to tell him about their trip. Their journey began in Montana, and they plan to travel all around the […]

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    Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run accident

    The New Orleans Police Department continues to investigate a traffic incident that killed a pedestrian on Saturday night.

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    Cookies & Cocktials: Bartenders & chefs mix and make adult treats using Girl Scout cookies

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