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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North Texas Kids Prepare To Compete For Championship In Taekwondo

Collectively the four athletes have already claimed more than a dozen titles this year.

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Arlington Officer Makes A Difference In Autistic Child’s Life

A recent chance encounter between an Arlington police officer and a 3-year old boy living with Autism proves no kind gesture is too small.

08/28/2015

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High Tech Tool May Help Prevent Teen Suicides

Parents of a teen girl who committed suicide last Christmas have found a high tech solution to help prevent other deaths.

08/19/2015

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Thousands Of Arlington ISD Students Gear Up For School At Give Away

Thousands of Arlington ISD students and their parents came out to AT&T stadium for the back to school backpack give away.

08/15/2015

Bedford firefighter Lt. Keith Long

Bedford Firefighter Fighting Cancer And More

Lt. Keith Long is battling stage 4 cancer. He’s applied for workers compensation from the City of Bedford but has been denied.

08/12/2015

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NAACP Weighs In On Deadly Shooting Of Unarmed Arlington Teen

The Arlington NAACP is now issuing their opinion on the shooting death of 19-year old Christian Taylor, who was killed by an Arlington police officer on Friday, August 7.

CBS 11–08/09/2015

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Boy Scouts Learn About Aviation At Alliance Fort Worth Airport

A group of Boy Scouts from Dallas spent the day Saturday at Alliance Fort Worth airport.

08/08/2015

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Group Of Thieves Targeting Elderly Residents In Fort Worth

Fort Worth police are asking for the public’s help in trying to capture a group of young men believed to be the same suspects behind 4 separate home invasions. In all but one case the suspects targeted elderly residents.

08/07/2015

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Parts of Dallas Sizzling After Power Line Accident Leads To Outage

About 100 people are without power on this triple-digit heat day in northwest Dallas.

CBS 11–08/06/2015

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High School Athletes Shoot For Clean Bill Of Health Before School

Doctors volunteered for the event to make sure almost 300 student-athletes had thorough screenings before the school year.

08/01/2015

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Fort Worth Crews Spraying For West Nile Virus

City of Fort Worth crews are out spraying a neighborhood off of Westcreek drive and Altamesa boulevard for West Nile tonight

07/31/2015

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Couple Upset With 9-1-1 Dispatchers After Scary Road Rage Incident

Brandon Kelley was told because they had crossed several jurisdictions the dispatchers didn’t know how to send to help them.

07/30/2015

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