Ken Molestina

Ken Molestina

Prior to joining CBS 11 News in January 2014 as anchor and reporter, Ken was most recently a reporter for WUSA-TV in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, he was a news anchor and reporter at KVIA-TV in El Paso, where he focused on crime and public safety reporting.

Ken won an Emmy Award for his work on exposing underground sewer tunnels in El Paso which were being used by undocumented immigrants and human smugglers to break into the U.S. He was nominated for another Emmy Award for his reporting on the Barrio Azteca gang, a dangerous transnational border gang that primarily operates along both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Ken is also the recipient of a 1st place award from the Texas Associated Press in the “Breaking News” category.

Ken says one of the most impactful stories he ever covered was the execution of a Texas death row inmate. He conducted the last public interview the day before the execution and was a witness to the execution the following afternoon.

More recently, while in Washington D.C., he was one of the first live reporters outside the White House covering the celebrations that broke out following the 2011 assassination of Osama Bin Laden. Ken also reported on President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election and inaugural. He led his station’s coverage of the federal government shutdown in the fall of 2013 from Capitol Hill.

Born in New York, but raised in Miami, Ken is a graduate of the University of Florida. He began his career as an intern at WFOR-TV in Miami. He has also worked as a news anchor and reporter at television and radio stations in Gainesville, Florida. Ken also has experience working as a first responder. He spent nearly three years working as a volunteer firefighter for the West Valley Fire Department in El Paso County. He currently serves on the board of directors of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. He is fluently bilingual in English and Spanish.

Ken also co-produced “Terror on a Train,” a documentary film on the 1993 massacre aboard a Long Island Railroad commuter train in Long Island, New York.

In his spare time, Ken likes making fun of golfers who play worse than he does (there aren’t many), and has recently developed a love/hate relationship with Bikram Yoga.

Ken is looking forward to reconnecting with the Lone Star State in the DFW area, and is happy to be telling the stories of the people of North Texas.

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Traveling Exhibit Honoring The Guitar Comes To North Texas

Beginning Saturday, February 10 through Sunday, May 6, the Fort Worth Museum of Art and History will host Guitar: The Instrument that Rocked the World.

02/09/2018

Group Holds Event To Empower Victims Of Sexual Misconduct

Using the momentum created recently by the #MeToo movement a group known as TRUTH & DARING is putting on an event to empower victims of sexual misconduct in North Texas.

02/06/2018

Fort Worth Leaders Fund $2.7M Plan To Revitalize Neglected Neighborhood

The Ash Crescent neighborhood in the Southeast part of the city has long been neglected and falling into disrepair according to both residents of the area and city leaders.

01/31/2018

Retired North Texas Teacher To Attend State Of The Union Address

Charmion Johnson-Polk said she was invited by her former student and current Congressman Marc Veasey.

01/29/2018

The Ones For Texas: Grand Prairie HS Construction Technology Team

“Homework” takes on new meaning for a group of North Texas teens.

01/29/2018

Singing Cowboy Making Fans As They Fuel Up

Along with a tank of gas and tacos customers at the Fuel City gas station in Haltom City are enjoying plenty of entertainment.

01/23/2018

With ID Confirmed, Mansfield Police Look To Crack Murder Mystery

Recent DNA evidence and a forensic sketch made last August matched skeletal remains found in a creek in 2015 to Tammie Washington.

01/19/2018

DISD Names 3 Teachers Of The Year

Early Thursday the teachers each received a surprise visit from school leaders who showed up with balloons, cake and a $5,000 check.

01/18/2018

Pawn Shop Buys Diamond Ring Hoping To Return It To Rightful Owner

The pawn shop owner estimates the ring he paid $100 for is worth around $20,000.

01/17/2018

Campaign Launches To Give Homeless People Warm Socks

The “Give $3.60 and Warm a Sole Sock Drive” aims to raise money to buy the estimated 4,000 homeless people in Dallas a new pair of warm socks.

01/16/2018

North Texan Recalls Harrowing ‘Miracle On The Hudson’

“The plane shook. I looked at Chris and I just knew something was wrong,” remembered Karin Rooney of Aledo, who was on that flight.

01/15/2018

Woman Accusing Former Dallas County Official Of Sexual Misconduct Shares Details Through Attorney

The woman’s attorney said her client was coerced into having sex with former DCHHS Director Zach Thompson at work.

01/12/2018

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