Kenny is the feature reporter for the award-winning Fox 8 News in The Morning.

Kenny Crumpton arrived at WJW in the winter of 1999 from KJEO-TV in sunny Fresno, Calif. His adventures on Fox 8 News in The Morning started on a cold day. Shortly after viewers toured his “empty” apartment, they found him swimming with dolphins in 19 degree weather!

His antics have placed him standing atop Terminal Tower (575 feet above ground), wrestling a bear, jumping off a 30-foot platform into Lake Erie, skydiving out of a plane at 12,000 feet, riding a circus elephant, feeding a 500 pound tiger “inside” the cage, hanging out in a shark tank with eight sharks and trading steps with Broadway-great Ben Vereen.

When he’s not pushing the envelope for viewers, Kenny served on the boards of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s ” Halloween Bash” and The Celebrity Soul Food Cook-off. He has also helped raise money for the Easter Seals, United Way Foundation, Cleveland Food Bank, NFL Charities, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Diabetes Association, to name a few.

Kenny started his journalism journey in the summer of 1990 at KFDX in Wichita Falls, Texas. As a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor, Kenny earned two regional first place honors for “Best Spot News Coverage” and “Best Series Reporting.” His five-part series entitled “The Struggle of the African-American Farmer” received honorable mention from the National Association of Black Broadcast Journalists.

During his stint in Fresno, Kenny covered stories receiving national attention. They include the introduction of the nation’s first Violent Crime Suppression Unit, the Yosemite Murders, the crashing of a jet in Fresno, the Sierra National Forest Fires and the massive flooding of Central Valley.

While in Fresno, Kenny ran a marathon to raise money and awareness for the Leukemia Society, served on the board of the Fresno Reads program and helped bring awareness to the importance of blood donation and bone-marrow registration.

Kenny’s work with the community earned him the Fresno Chapter NAACP Image Award twice, and he was recognized by California Sen. Jim Costa and Fresno Mayor Jim Patterson.

Kenny was born in Ft. Eustis, Va., on an Army base. He is a cum laude graduate of the School of Communications at Howard University.

He loves the outdoors and plays a variety of local organized sports including football, volleyball and softball. Kenny is a self-described snowboarding freak, and also enjoys skydiving, rollerblading and he taught himself to bodysurf in southern California.

He is a percussionist, writes poetry (when inspired) and can be found climbing a rock or two.

Recent Articles
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    CLEVELAND, Ohio — He’s produced songs for rock stars, R&B artists and also auditioned for the rock group, KISS. Bon Jovi’s lead guitarist, Richie Sambora, is living a rock legacy most only dream of. But induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a dream come true. Our Kenny Crumpton has more in the video above. For more on this year’s Hall of Fame inductees, click here. For more on the induction ceremony, click here. 

  • Record-breaking sell-out! Thank you for helping the children of St. Jude with our dream home giveaway

    FOX 8 viewers are amazing. Once again you answered the call to help St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and you did it in record time. All 18,000 tickets have been sold for our dream home campaign raising $1.8 million for the cause. Because of you, vital research and care can continue to help children suffering from different forms of cancer. **If you have a question, you can call St. Jude at 1-800-822-6344** No family pays for anything at St. Jude […]

  • Getting quality Zz’s? Fox 8’s Kenny Crumpton put to the test in sleep lab

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — It’s Sleep Week here on Fox 8 News in the Morning, and we’ve been taking an in-depth look at sleep issues that affect so many Americans — including us. Wednesday, it was Kenny’s turn. He spent the night in a sleep lab, and shared the process and some of what he found out. Click the video players below for more. **For our Sleep Week 2015 page with all of the week’s stories and interviews, click here**

  • Kenny Uncovers ‘The Lost Egypt’ Mystery

    Fox 8’s Kenny Crumpton is trying to uncover an ancient mystery. He visited the Great Lakes Science Center’s ‘Lost Egypt Exhibit.’ Watch the video above to learn more. For more information on the exhibit click here.

  • Kenny Checks Out Vintage Model Cars

    Kenny checks out vintage model cars in Bedford Heights!

  • Race: Kenny Crumpton’s Story

    Race in America. It’s a subject that’s talked about a lot, but usually in very careful and distant terms. That’s why FOX 8 thought the best way to encourage others to talk about it was to first do so ourselves. Tune in all week to Fox 8 News at 9 a.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. for the special series we are calling, “Race: Our Stories.” Stefani Schaefer continues our series with an in-depth conversation with Kenny Crumpton.

  • Going Home with Kenny

    As part of Fox 8 News In The Morning’s “Going Home” series, cameras follow Kenny Crumpton as he takes Wayne to the place in the world where he was raised — North Texas.

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