Jilted

kimberley-kennedyWhen she was an Atlanta TV reporter / weekend anchor, everybody in town loved Kimberley Kennedy.  She was bright and pleasant to be around.  She had a nice smile.  She “got it,” meaning that she made the best of a flawed profession.  She had an easy rapport with strangers.  She never played the glamor card, though she easily could have.  She was one of the guys, but cleaned up better than the rest of us.

One day, word began to trickle among the ranks that Kennedy had endured a weird and unlikely humiliation:  The man to whom she was engaged bailed out on their large, Southern wedding just hours prior to the event.  Given the fact that Kennedy was always so damned pleasant, it never computed.  And for those of us who weren’t close to her, a word of condolence wasn’t possible.  The subject was too awkward to raise.  To her credit, we never saw her wear the hurt in the field.

Years ago, she left local news and became the host of a weekend entertainment show on WSB.  One would presume that Kimberley Kennedy has moved on.  She has, and she hasn’t.  She’s written a book about that incident, called Left at the Altar.  And she blogs about the complexities of love, often tying it in to reality TV.

We haven’t seen her in years, but maybe we can help her move a few books — and belatedly offer those condolences.

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Doug Richards is a reporter at WXIA-TV. This is his personal blog. WXIA-TV has nothing whatsoever to do with this blog, under any circumstances, in any form. For anything written herein, Doug accepts sole credit and full blame. Follow him on Twitter: @richardsdoug. All rights reserved. Thanks for visiting.

4 thoughts on “Jilted

  1. Newster

    The Kennedy clan (Kimberley, Kathleen, and Arch) are just genuinely nice people. I’m happy to hear that she’s been able to move on from such a disappointing event in her life.

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  2. Macon Peach

    Who in the hell would leave Kimberly at the alter?! Hello, she’s a doll!! I can back up Newster, I worked with Arch at channel 13. Awesome dude. Kimberly came by one weekend while he was working and was just as nice.

    I’ll marry her in a New York minute!!

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