Kennedy Cook first joined Working Within as an Associate Consultant in 2023. She is a storyteller both personally and professionally and is committed to telling the authentic stories of the underrepresented, unseen and unheard.
Her passions include Black media, culture arts and entertainment, and in the iconic words of actress Issa Rae she is “rooting for everybody Black”.
Kennedy has an extensive background in broadcast journalism. She received her B.A. from the University of Iowa in Journalism and Mass Communication studies and Communication Studies. During her time at UI, she was introduced to newsroom etiquette where she developed, researched, and edited news stories for an audience of 40,000+ patrons. This experience landed her first job outside of college as a multimedia reporter and anchor working in the Quad Cities and now a reporter in Denver.
Kennedy’s experience extends outside the newsroom where she’s worked with various non-profits and startups to advance the brand and opportunities for BIPOC folks. She has partnered with Facebook, WarnerMusic, Footlocker and more to grow businesses.
Since moving to Denver, Kennedy has grown to love the vibrant people and scenery of the Mile High city! She is most excited build community, explore and take in all the city has to offer.