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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Caliber Collision Hosts Dallas Cowboys Military Combine Finals

On Saturday AT&T stadium in Arlington will welcome the first ever Military Combine sponsored by Caliber Collision.

02/24/2017

Stop Six neighborhood mural (Ken Molestina - CBS11)

Improvements Planned For Fort Worth’s Stop Six Neighborhood

Mayor Betsy Price said $2.56 million of a new pilot program will be used to do many improvements mainly to clean up and beautify the area.

02/23/2017

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Ex-Offenders Find Second Chance Through Habitat For Humanity

A new program spearheaded by Dallas’ Habitat For Humanity is giving ex-offenders and others down on their luck, a second chance at making an honest living.

02/22/2017

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ExxonMobil Inspires Girls To Pursue Future In Engineering

Fifty-two female middle school students gathered at the Irving Convention Center to brainstorm, do hands on work and gain exposure to careers in engineering Tuesday.

02/21/2017

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North Texas Students Compete In Science Fair

Hundreds of middle school and high school students from 10 counties throughout North Texas poured into the College Park Center at UT Arlington on Monday to show off their science projects.

02/20/2017

Police are investigating a pair of home invasions that could be connected. (CBS11)

Police Believe 2 Home Invasion Attacks Are Connected

Irving and Dallas police continue to look into a pair of home invasion attacks they believe to be connected.

02/17/2017

Dr. Michael Fooshee - mobile dentist (Ken Molestina - CBS11)

This DFW Dentist Comes To You

Dr. Michael Fooshee left his job at another practice and came up with New Avenue Dentistry.

02/16/2017

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AAA Report Suggests Millennials Are Worst Drivers

A new report recently released by the AAA foundation suggests millennials are the worst drivers in the country.

02/15/2017

Dub and Betty Miller of Dallas have been married 75 years. (CBS11)

Dallas Couple Celebrates 75th Anniversary On Valentine’s Day

Dub and Betty Miller met when they were teenagers participating in a church play.

02/14/2017

Big Bend (CBS11)

Can A Border Wall Go Up In Rugged Big Bend Region?

The Big Bend region shares a total of 300 border miles with Mexico.

02/10/2017

Zapata, Texas (CBS11)

Folks In Border Town Agree On Illegal Immigration Problem, Disagree On President’s Solution

CBS11 is in the South Texas border town of Zapata, where folks say they have a different solution to the illegal immigration problem and it doesn’t involve a wall.

02/07/2017

Maitri Kovuru - FWISD spelling bee winner (CBS11)

11-Year-Old Girl Wins Fort Worth ISD Spelling Bee

Maitri Kovuru of the McLean 6th Grade Learning Center took the crown in the “Area 6” group.

02/01/2017

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