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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Snickers the dog (Ken Molestina - CBS11)

Clock Ticking For Dog Who Helped Save Family From Fire

Family recently moved and couldn’t take “Snickers” with them, so they left her at the Glen Rose Animal Shelter.


TCC autism program (CBS11)

Program At TCC Zeroes In On Autistic Students

A new program at Tarrant County College’s Southeast Campus in Arlington is out to shatter all taboos associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder.


Sisters-in-law have babies within less than 90 minutes of each other (CBS11)

Sisters-In-Law Have Babies Within Two Hours Of Each Other

A North Texas family was in for quite the surprise over the weekend when they grew their family by two.


A doctor makes an ultrasound scan of a woman's abdomen. (credit: Manoocher Deghati/AFP/Getty Images)

Baylor University Medical Center Announces Womb Transplant Trial

Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas announced a revolutionary clinical trial at a news conference Friday.


Nurse Ginger Hull with Hunter (CBS11)

Mother, Child Meet And Thank NICU Nurse Who Helped Save Early Arrival

Today Hunter is thriving. He is an energetic 3-year-old full of life and promise, and now for the first time, the family is meeting with the woman they say is responsible for his well-being.


Harry Smith (credit: CBS11 News)

WWII Veteran Celebrates 59 Years Working Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is a very important part of Harry Smith’s life. So, much so that on this his 91st birthday he is also celebrating 59 years of working at the show.



Fort Worth Rolls Out Veggie-To-Curbside Delivery Service

Ice cream trucks may soon have competition on their neighborhood routes in the way of carrots and lettuce.


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Fort Worth Neighborhood Frustrated By Frequent Power Outages

Residents in one North Fort Worth neighborhood say they are fed up with their electricity randomly cutting off for what they say is no apparent reason.


Coloring book (Ken Molestina - CBS11)

Childhood Pastime Helping Cancer Patients Cope

The adult coloring book program has now caught the attention of oncologists who are taking a closer look at the benefits the activity offers.


Authorities are holding Arroyo responsible for the shooting death of her boyfriend Eric Manning, 26.

Accused Killer Denies Charge In Jailhouse Interview

Wearing a green jail gown and behind a glass window at the Mansfield Jail Amelia Arroyo, 24, spoke about the murder charge she is now facing.


D.J. Flores gets a hug. (CBS11)

Fort Worth 4th Grader Delivers For Homeless Women

Acting on his wish, the 4th grader and his mother have begun to hand out what they call, “Love in Packs.”


State Rep. Pat Fallon plans to run seven marathons in seven days on seven continents. (Ken Molestina - CBS11)

State Representative Takes On World Marathon Challenge

He has never run a marathon before in his life, but now Pat Fallon is getting ready to run seven of them… in seven days… on seven continents.



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