KCTV Productions is part of the Broadcast Journalism Academy at John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring, Maryland.

The Sword

Kennedy's news magazine program is The Sword. Students work on long form pieces that tell unique and interesting stories. Here's our latest episode!


KCTV Live is the morning announcement show for KCTV. Students learn important school information to get their day going.

KCTV is proud to participate with Student Television Network and PBS Student Reporting Labs. These relationships allow us to get important feedback that helps to sharpen our skills as storytellers.

If you're interested in learning more about the Broadcast Journalism Academy at John F. Kennedy High School, contact Mr. Inches at andrew_inches@mcpsmd.org.


KCTV Wins FOUR Student Production Awards from The National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of NATAS

October 2021 - Students from the 2020-21 school year received recognition in works produced at home during virtual learning. Under difficult working conditions, students were still able to put together high quality stories. Students won in the following categoires: Editing, Sports Feature and two for Public Service Announcement. Congrautulations to everyone!

KCTV Takes Second Place in Remote News/Feature Category with STN's Spring Nationals

May 2021 - KCTV's Akilah Lewis won second place for the Remote News/Feature category in Student Television Network's Spring Nationals competition. Akilah's story focused on the mental health struggles of MCPS students as they navigate through virtual learning.

KCTV Takes Second Place in PSA Competition with STN's Fall Nationals

February 2021 - KCTV's Camdynn Thigpen won second place for Public Service Announcement in Student Television Network's Fall Nationals competition. Camryn's video, "But I Didn't Say No" got high marks as it was matched up with other entries around the country. Congratulations to Camryn and KCTV!

Do you have a story idea for KCTV Morning Update or The Sword? Send us the information and we may use your idea as a story on the show! Give us the details at bit.ly/KCTVStories !