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Bonny Kinney is a reporter for WREG News Channel 3. Originally from Park Hills, Kentucky, Bonny graduated with degrees in Journalism and Spanish from the University of Kentucky.

Bonny started her television career in Clarksburg, West Virginia, where her first big story detailed a new fire hydrant in the town of Thornton! From there she moved to Ft. Myers, Florida, where she covered much bigger news, everything from shark attacks to the explosion of the Space Shuttle Columbia.

Bonny arrived in Memphis in 2003 and worked as a reporter and anchor for the ABC affiliate here. After stints in public relations, Bonny returned to television as part of the best news team in the Mid-South. During her time in the Mid-South, Bonny has covered a number of stories that got national attention, including the Tennessee Waltz scandal and the shooting deaths of two West Memphis, Arkansas, police officers.

Bonny is proud to call Memphis home. In her spare time, she loves to travel, try new restaurants and exercise. You'll often catch her in Overton Park walking her Siberian Husky, Samson.


Recent Articles
  • Shelby County Election Commission Halts Plans for Schools Vote

    (Shelby County, TN) The Shelby County Election Commission unanimously voted to halt plans to move forward with requests from suburban Shelby County cities and towns about creating new school districts. Germantown, Collierville, Bartlett, Arlington and Lakeland were planning to hold elections May 10, 2012. The elections would have allowed citizens to vote on whether to raise the sales tax by a half-cent in order to pay for new suburban school districts. The planning for these new districts began after the recent vote to […]

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    Indicted Shelter Workers Have History of Violations

    Three Memphis Animal Shelter workers, indicted for cruelty, have a history of violations with the organization that lead to the wrongful deaths of several dogs.

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    Early Allergy Season Meets Late Flu Season

    FAST FACTS: Spring allergy season arrived early thanks to warmer weather The allergies are being met with a late flu season Doctors are swamped with patients   (Memphis)     While Mid-Southerners are enjoying the unseasonably warm weather, it is bringing with it an early start to the spring allergy season. “I was hoping it was going to rain today just to give allergy sufferers a break,” laughed Bernadette VanWormer. VanWormer is already taking spring allergy medication to avoid congestion, and she’s […]

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    Shelter Leader, Activists Appear to Find Common Ground

    (Memphis)    After the recent arrests of three Memphis Animal Shelter workers, and new video that surfaced showing a shelter worker improperly using a catch pole, animal activists and the shelter’s new leader could be finding some common ground.  At his first public meeting with the shelter’s advisory board and animal activists, Interim Memphis Animal Shelter Director James Rogers noted intense retraining that has been going on at the shelter for the last few weeks, including how to properly use […]

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    DeSoto County Voters Make Dismal Showing at the Polls

    Roughly only 13% of voters in MS went to polls

  • Scammers Target Area Restaurants

    FAST FACTS: An old scam is taking on new form at local restaurants Con artists place huge orders They want restaurant owners to wire money to an unknown courier (Southaven, MS)     An old scam is taking on a different form and targeting at least one Mid-South restaurant. Charlie Wiggins, who owns The Boiling Point Seafood and Oyster Bar, described an unusual TTY call he got.  TTY calls translate information, usually from deaf callers.  The unknown “caller” wanted to place a […]

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    Wild Weather Ties Up Traffic, Topples Trees

    (Memphis)     Heavy rain and gusty winds ripped through the Mid-South Thursday, creating traffic jams and toppling trees.   The westbound lanes of Interstate 40 were backed up for hours after a big rig overturned on the Hernando DeSoto bridge.   “All of a sudden it got cold and the wind came right behind it,” said truck driver Charles Ford, who passed the accident heading in the eastbound lanes.  “By the wind coming underneath the trailer, and on top of it, boom!  […]

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    Teen Reports Sexual Assault in Middle School Bathroom

    FAST FACTS: Memphis police say a 13-year-old Georgian Hills Middle School student was sexually assaulted The apparent attack happened in the school’s bathroom A 14-year-old student is the accused attacker   (Memphis )     Memphis police are investigating a report of a sexual assault inside a Memphis middle school.  Police say a 14-year-old student sexually assaulted a 13-year-old student in a bathroom at Georgian Hills Middle School.  They say the attack happened Monday, but was not reported until Tuesday afternoon. The ongoing […]

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    Students Protest Principal Resignation Over “Gay” Comments

    FAST FACTS: Haywood High School Principal Dorothy Bond resigned Bond is accused of making “anti-gay” comments Many students want her to return   (Brownsville, TN     3/2/2012)       A day after their school principal resigned, about 300 students gathered in the Haywood High School cafeteria for a peaceful protest in support of Dorothy Bond.  Bond resigned under a cloud of controversy after she was accused of making “anti-gay” remarks. “Some say they don’t agree with the comments she made, some do.  I […]

  • Six MCS Schools to be Managed Through State Six MCS Schools to be Managed Through State

    (Memphis, TN 2/27/12) Six Memphis City Schools will either be taken over by the state, or be working side by side with charter schools. Up to this point, the state and MCS have co-managed four schools: Frayser High School, Hamilton High School, Northside High School and Raleigh Egypt Middle School. But today’s announcement focused on six elementary and middle schools, with the idea that starting when they’re young may mean a better chance for success. “To transform a high school, […]

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