Kendra Lyn joined the NBC 5 News Team as a morning show reporter in March 2012. She has more than a decade of television news reporting experience.
Prior to making her move to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, she worked at stations in Orlando, Florida; Green Bay, Wisconsin; and Rochester, Minnesota.
Kendra was born in Janesville, Wisconsin. She graduated from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion with a bachelor's degree in Mass Communications and minors in Political Science and Spanish.
Throughout her career, Kendra has covered several stories of national interest. She appeared on Larry King Live and Nancy Grace, while covering the Casey Anthony murder case. She documented the devastation of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on the Gulf of Mexico and Florida Panhandle, and she and was there when First Lady Obama visited the state to observe the clean-up process.
Kendra also witnessed the spectacular sight of numerous NASA shuttle launches, and reported the impact on workers when the shuttle program retired in 2011.
While working as a reporter at the NBC station in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Kendra received the RTNDA Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for her story "Rustic Roads."
The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association honored her with three awards: The Spot News Story Award for "Mobile House Fire"; the Hard News Story Award for "Fire Alarm Sting"; and the Mini-Documentary/Series Award for "Cyberwatch".
She was also named the University of South Dakota's "Alumni Rising Star."
Kendra is living in Dallas and is looking forward to getting to know the people of Texas and sharing their stories with the viewers.
She values the importance of holding people accountable for their actions and promises to work hard to ensure accountability to all the viewers of NBC 5.
In her spare time, Kendra enjoys running, rollerblading, kayaking, soaking up the sun and exploring new places with family and friends.