Kenneth Vella is a horse racing enthusiast and journalist.
He started his career as journalist with Radio One Live in 1992, later moving to the Malta Broadcasting Services as a Horse Racing Commentator for Radio Malta and Co-Producer for the weekly horse racing programme KORSA.
In 1996 he started contributing to a weekly feature (Mhux Trott Biss) to Maltese newspaper In-Nazzjon. In 2000 he also started writing in the Sunday newspaper Il-Mument through a feature called Trott u Galopp. in 2006 he started to produce the weekly programmes Mhux Tigrijiet Biss and Tigrijiet Biss on E22. Since 2010 he is also the horse racing correspondent for the Time of Malta. He writes regularly for international magazines – Il Trottatore, Dai Trotta, Standardbred Canada and for www.cheval-francais.com.
In 2008 Kenneth produced a documentary on Swedish racing from Solvalla Racetrack in Sweden. The following year he produced a documentary on the Maltese participation in the Mediterranean Championship in Syracuse, Sicily. In 2011 Kenneth produced a documentary for TVM on Meydan Racetrack Dubai.
Between 2008 and 2013 Kenneth was one of the Directors within the Malta Sport Authority.
Kenneth is the winner of two editions of the Malta Broadcasting Awards for the best sport programmes with documentaries on legendary Italian horse Varenne and the Gran Premio Lotteria d’Agnano which were transmitted on TVM.
In 2000, Kenneth was appointed General Secretary of the Malta Racing Club and Maltese delegate for the Union Europeenne du Trot. In 2001 he became a member of the Executive Council of the Malta Racing Club
Kenneth is proud to have been instrumental in helping some Maltese drivers gain their first international participation like – Tony Cauchi (European Apprenticed Championship 2000 in Moscow, Russia); Charles Degiorgio, Noel Baldacchino, Mario Seguna and Julian Farrugia.
Kenneth graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor in Education (Honours) from the University of Malta. In 2003 he graduated with a Post Graduate Diploma in Education Administration and Management from the University of Malta. He read for a Masters in Education Leadership with the University of Malta and graduated in 2008. In 2015 he obtained his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Lincoln.