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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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cluttered garage (Ken Molestina - CBS11)

Severe Weather Highlights Need To Clean Out Garage

With all the recent hail storms and the extensive car damage around North Texas lately, many residents have admitted their garages are filled with all kind of stuff except their cars.

15 hours ago

University of North Texas (Jack FInk - CBS11)

Cash-Strapped College Students In Need Of Free Food Pantries

For many cash-strapped college students, school is a daunting and overwhelming time.

04/26/2016

A South Dallas Navy vet is getting a new roof for free. (Ken Molestina - CBS11)

Roofer Comes Through For Dallas Veteran

A South Dallas man needed a fast miracle to help save his lifelong home from further storm damage.

04/25/2016

ace-hardware

Colleyville Westlake Ace Hardware Offers Tax-Free Storm Supplies

Westlake Ace Hardware store in Colleyville is getting ready for high volume sales of storm supplies the next few days.

04/22/2016

LeeAnn Locken

Plano Having Fun With Real House Wives Star’s Comment

During a scene on the season premiere of the show, Locken seemed to be annoyed by some immature behavior from her other cast mates. Her response to them carrying on was, “It’s a little Plano in here.”

04/20/2016

Zarek the dog was saved from a fire.(CBS11)

Dog Undergoing Specialized Treatment After Being Rescued From House Fire

Vets believe Zarek is on his way to a full recovery after undergoing the treatment.

04/18/2016

4-11-16 Wylie Hail Storm Damage (3)

Rain Headed For Hail Battered Wylie This Weekend

Residents in the Country Ridge Estates subdivision of Wylie are bracing for another round of storms this weekend.

04/15/2016

Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth Meltdown Proves Stress Doesn’t Discriminate

A 12th hole collapse on Sunday ended all chances of Jordan Spieth winning the Masters and claiming another green jacket.

04/15/2016

(File) Dogs play at a Dog Park. (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Colleyville Animal Clinic Using Stem Cell Treatment On Pets

Veterinarians at Heritage Animal Hospital in Colleyville are one of the few in the country and one of the only ones in Texas using stem cell therapy to treat pain and discomfort in their animals.

04/14/2016

A rooster crows while sitting in a tree. (credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Irving Residents At Odds About Ordinance To Limit Chickens

Residents in Irving are at odds over a new ordinance that would among other things limit the number of chickens a home owner can have on their property.

04/12/2016

B-58 Hustler (Fort Worth Air Museum)

Effort Underway To Save Piece Of Fort Worth Aviation History

The Executive Director of the Fort Worth Air Museum is leading a push to recover one of the last remaining Cold War era bomber planes called B-58 Hustler.

04/06/2016

On April 3rd at Echo Lake Park in Fort Worth Texas a man driving a truck illegally drove recklessly onto a wooded walking path where Jason Lanier was conducting a shoot with a model and assistants. (credit: Jason Lanier)

Pickup Truck Driver Barrels Through Outdoor Shoot, Smashing $30K In Gear

Internationally known photographer, Jason Lanier said he and his crew were nearly killed while on a shoot in Fort Worth last Sunday.

04/05/2016

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