Kristen Kenney aka KK is entering her 4th season with the Utah Jazz as the team sideline reporter.
Since she could talk, Kristen grew up in front of the camera. Her dad never left the house without one of those giant VHS cameras, having Kristen give the play by play.
An athlete at heart, Kristen went on to play D1 soccer at the University of Miami. She used her college earnings to purchase a season ticket to the Miami Heat games where she would take notes from the nose bleed section. She soon started interviewing Shaq and D Wade for the University TV Station.
Kristen combined her passion for sports and storytelling and went on to land a career in Sports Broadcasting. She covered the London 2012 Olympics, college hoops, college recruiting, motorsports... before landing her dream job in the NBA with the Utah Jazz.
A passion for travel and discovery, Kristen visited villages in Africa to film a documentary called Tanzania: A Journey Within (on iTunes). The film has received numerous film festival accolades. On her solo adventures, she contracted severe malaria. Her experiences abroad inspired her to launch a travel guide for the solo woman. GirlsGuideToSoloTravel.com
Although Kristen is from the east coast, she has a deep connection with Utah. She spent many years with her dad on the slopes in Park City. And is co-owner / founder of a fitness studio in Sal Lake City called Peak45.