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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Police Believe Child Sexual Predator Uses Money To Lure Kids

The hunt is on for a man Fort Worth police say is out to solicit and sexually assault minors. In all the cases police say the man flashes cash at the youngsters and tries to lure them into his vehicle.

CBSDFW.COM–01/28/2015

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Rare Lincoln Memorabilia To Be Auctioned In Dallas

A huge collection of American History is getting ready to go on the auction block this Saturday in Dallas.

CBS 11–01/23/2015

CSI Celebrates 300th Episode

North Texans Respond To A Free Community College Education

President Obama wants community college students to get a free education.

CBS 11–01/21/2015

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ATM Kidnapping Victim Speaks Exclusively To CBS 11

While trying to withdraw some money, she was robbed and stuffed into her own trunk by a kidnapper with a gun.

01/14/2015

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Valentine Penny Campaign Helps Cancer-Stricken Teen

A North Texas teen originally from Waxahachie is in Los Angeles alongside her mother receiving experimental cancer treatment.

01/08/2015

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Stranger Attempts To Lure Middle School Student With Puppy

Keller ISD officials and Fort Worth Police are investigating after a man attempted to kidnap a Hillwood Middle School special needs student.

01/06/2015

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Scout Troop Starting Over After Trailer With Camping Gear Stolen

Members of Fort Worth Boy Scout Troop #179 are rattled and frustrated after someone or some people stole their trailer filled with camping gear.

CBS 11–01/05/2015

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Car Of Missing North Texas Woman Found With Body In Trunk

The car of a missing North Texas woman is found in Dallas, with a dead body in the trunk. A tip led detectives with the Greenville Police Department to the Sontera Palms Apartments in east Dallas.

CBS 11–12/30/2014

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Wild Carriage Ride For Passengers After Horse Is Spooked

What was supposed to be a pleasant horse-drawn carriage ride through Highland Park became a terrifying ordeal for the horse and the people onboard.

CBS 11–12/29/2014

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Affidavit Depicts Accused Christina Morris Kidnapper As “Sexually Frustrated”

Recently released arrest documents for Enrique Arochi depict the accused kidnapper as a sexually frustrated young man, with a propensity for lying to police.

CBS 11–12/19/2014

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Battle Over Multi-Use Little League Baseball Field At School

What could be a field of dreams in one Lake Highlands neighborhood has turned into a sore point between neighbors who live there and those wanting to build a multi-use ballpark.

CBS 11–12/18/2014

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Study: North Texas Lacks Fitness Focus

A new study by WalletHub that ranks U.S. cities for their wellness and active lifestyles is slamming Fort Worth with a ranking of 93 out of 100 cities.

12/10/2014

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