Kenny Blank serves as the executive director of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, which is the largest Jewish film festival in the world and the largest in Georgia. Prior to the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, Kenny worked as a broadcast journalist and communications specialist for WXIA-TV, Georgia where he received an Emmy award for managing breaking news coverage. Kenny was also a producer with WSAV-TV in Savannah, where he won an Associated Press award for special coverage of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games.
Kenny Blank has spent over 10 years working as a broadcast journalist and communications specialist. Most recently, Kenny served as an executive producer for WXIA-TV, the NBC affiliate in Atlanta, Georgia. During his tenure, Kenny brought tremendous ratings growth to the early morning newscast, “11Alive News Today,” and received an Emmy award for managing breaking news coverage. Previously, Kenny was a producer with WSAV-TV, the NBC affiliate in Savannah, where he won an Associated Press award for special coverage of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. During the early 1990s, Kenny served as a communications specialist for two Atlanta mayors, Maynard Jackson and Bill Campbell. In 1992, Kenny received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees from New York University in both Journalism and Mass Communication (College of Arts and Science); and Film and Television (Tisch School of the Arts). Kenny has a personal passion for theater and film, and is an active supporter of the arts. He currently serves as Executive Director of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, and holds board positions with the Woodruff Arts Center; Alliance Theatre; and Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund. Both he and his wife, Nancy, are actively involved in the philanthropic work of The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. They are the parents of two children.