Kennie Bass

The special speaker for this meeting was Kennie Bass, who has made national headlines over the last few months as he helped break the story about financial misconduct in the West Virginia Supreme Court, which ultimately led to the impeachment of all four Supreme Court justices. This event was the first in the history of this country; no entire Supreme Court had previously been impeached.

Bass is a native of Kanawha Valley and has been involved in broadcasting since 1978. He has an extensive background as a reporter, broadcaster, and news anchor. He graduated from Marshall University in 1985 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism. On Aug. 3, 2018, he won the Edward R. Murrow Award for his Waste Watch Exclusive Investigation coverage on the opulent spending habits of the West Virginia Supreme Court. The report covered the extravagant tastes of the justices, including the now infamous $32,000 couch stationed in Chief Justice Allen Loughry’s office. The news quickly spread across the country, making national headlines and causing an uproar from tax-paying citizens around the state.

On Aug. 13 of this year, the House of Delegates voted to impeach Justices Margaret Workman, Beth Walker, Robin Davis, and Loughry on various articles,…

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