Kendall Kirkham joined WTSP as host of “Great Day Live” in November 2017.
She most recently worked for WMC Action News 5 in Memphis, Tennessee, where she served as morning co-anchor.
Kendall has interviewed countless celebrities and notable figures, from Bob Woodward to Arsenio Hall, Jane Seymour and Paula Deen.
She’s taken her reporting to the skies and hit 9 Gs with the U.S. Airforce Thunderbirds, raised money for various charities by dancing in three local “Dancing with the Stars” competitions, and even played a gangster on stage for a traveling Broadway show.
No matter what it is, Kendall is up for it, and isn’t afraid to make a fool of herself.
In Memphis, Kendall was nominated for an Emmy for her women's instructional self-defense series, "One Last Move."
She is most proud of her work with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, telling stories of the courageous patients, their families, and the miracle workers who work tirelessly toward finding a cure for childhood cancer.
Kendall and her Memphis colleagues went viral online after their behind-the-scenes dancing videos on set gained millions of views. They even nabbed the attention of TMZ and Cosmopolitan magazine.
Prior to her stint in Memphis, Kendall served as co-host of "Tulsa Live," a mid-morning lifestyle show at KOKI in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Kendall also worked at KETK in Tyler, Texas, and started her career as an editor and reporter for The Dallas Morning News.
Kendall is a proud Texas native. She grew up in the Fort Worth area and graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in Radio/TV/Film.
She has dabbled in all forms of media, including interning for E! Entertainment and The Ellen DeGeneres Show in Los Angeles.
Kendall is thrilled to join the “Great Day Live” team, and is having a ball highlighting positive things going on in this thriving community.
She hopes to bring a smile to viewers at home every single day.
In her spare time, Kendall enjoys exploring the countless sights, sounds and eats of Tampa Bay with her husband Jason and son Knox.