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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Video Chat Reunion 17 Years In The Making!

Most of the team that helped save Caleb that day got together on Thursday night for a video chat reunion with Caleb and his family.

12/07/2017

Retailer + Cowboys Linebacker + YMCA = Thankful Children

For the fourth year in a row JCPenney teamed up with the YMCA for their annual JCPenney Giving Spree.

12/05/2017

Salvation Army Angel Trees Looking For Donations

The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree campaign is now open and actively looking for donations.

11/24/2017

Becoming A Practical ‘Prepper’

Preppers and businesses who cater to them say their numbers are spiking because of recent uncertainty over safety and perceived threats.

11/22/2017

Mom In Air Force Arrives Home In Time For Thanksgiving In North Texas

A North Texas Air Force mother was greeted with hugs and kisses from her 3-year-old son after being deployed in Korea for more than a year.

11/21/2017

Fort Worth Aiming To Bridge Gap Between Police And Communities

Fort Worth’s Task Force on Race and Culture met Monday night for a progress report from the police department on initiatives and policy changes in dealing with minority communities.

11/20/2017

TXDOT Crews Work To Re-Open Road Near 287 And I-20

Morning rush hour commuters are being advised to check the status of the repairs tomorrow morning before leaving for work in the morning.

CBS 11–11/15/2017

Uber Driver Defends His Actions Against Fired Assistant District Attorney

He said, “I guess this is her defense of last resort is to try and fabricate something to kind of save face.”

CBS 11–11/14/2017

Fort Worth Homeowner Shoots, Kills Intruder

The home is several hundred yards down a dirt road, and it is there that police say a nightmarish scene played out tonight.

CBS 11–11/07/2017

Youth Football Teams’ Seasons Over After Brawl

Parents from a North Texas youth football team say their team is being unfairly punished after a fight involving parents from both teams during a game between 9 and 10-year-olds on Monday.

11/02/2017

2 Officers Hurt During Arlington Standoff

According to the police department, the officer was responsive when he left the scene. 
He was taken to John Peter Smith hospital in Fort Worth, where he was joined by his family.
Arlington Police Chief Will Johnson visited the hospital Tuesday evening.

CBS 11–10/31/2017

Off-Duty Mansfield Officer Shoots And Kills Dog In Front Of Owners

“I was literally inches away from him getting ready to grab Cezar and the next thing he reached into his jacket and pulled his gun out.”

CBS 11–10/30/2017

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