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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Meet The North Texas Teacher Who Cancelled Homework

Brandy Young recently sent a letter home with her students informing their parents of her decision and why she is doing away with homework.

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New Cook Children's ER (Ken Molestina - CBS11)

Cook Children’s Hospital Unveils New ER

The children’s hospital expanded its emergency room just in time for back-to-school.

08/22/2016

Washington Redskins v Dallas Cowboys

Cowboys Fans Beaming With Optimism

It may only be preseason but to die-hard Dallas Cowboys fans, Friday night’s match-up against the Miami Dolphins at AT&T Stadium ignited had fans dreaming of a much-improved team and outcome in 2016.

08/19/2016

Andrew Medford (courtesy: Cruz Shope)

Young Pitcher Mourned After Deadly Crash

Loved ones of 18-year-old Andrew Medford gathered at Paschal High School in Fort Worth Thursday night to mourn the loss of the beloved baseball player and friend.

08/18/2016

Trinity Park in Ft. Worth (Robbie Owens - CBS11)

North Texans Enjoying Break From Summer Heat

North Texas is finally seeing a break from the relentless heat that scorched the area for almost three weeks straight.

08/16/2016

Breastfeeding pillows created by Girl Scouts (Ken Molestina - CBS11)

North Texas Girl Scouts Make Breastfeeding Pillows For New Moms

The project was conceived and launched by the teens in attempts to earn their Silver Award, a community service recognition awarded by the Girl Scouts.

08/15/2016

Jennifer Partin )Ken Molestina - CBS11)

Real Life “Nurse Joy” Helping Pokémon GO Players Deal With Hot Temps

Recorded-breaking temperatures in DFW aren’t keeping Pokémon GO players from chasing monsters outdoors, and now a fan of the game is doing her part to make sure her friends stay safe from the heat.

08/12/2016

Battered Women’s Foundation (CBS11)

Thief Or Thieves Strike Women’s Shelter Again

The staff at the Battered Women’s Foundation in North Richland Hills say the break-ins began around the July Fourth holiday.

08/11/2016

Ken Molestina takes part in Fort Worth Police shooter training.

CBS11 Reporter Participates In Fort Worth PD Shooter Training

For the first time ever Fort Worth Police invited members of the media to participate in a hands-on shooting training at their simulated city inside the police training center.

08/09/2016

Airmen return to Ft. Worth (CBS11)

Airmen Return Home To North Texas

After a three-month deployment, more than 200 members of the 301st Fighter Wing Airmen unit are back home.

08/08/2016

Fort Worth slip and slide 2015 (CBS11)

Huge Slip And Slide Returns To Fort Worth

The Clear Fork Bridge off of Hulen Street in southwest Fort Worth will play host to this year’s slide on Saturday.

07/22/2016

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Burglars Hit Multiple Restaurants In Tarrant County

The latest burglaries happened Tuesday morning in Hurst and Bedford during the 3 o’clock hour.

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