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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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Coyote Sightings On The Rise In Lakewood

A couple of pictures posted to Facebook of coyotes running around Dallas’ Lower Greenville and Lakewood neighborhoods have some neighbors in the area concerned.

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Passangers stranded in Punta Cana. Courtesy: Facebook - Russ Barrow

Southwest Airlines Leave North Texans Stranded In Punta Cana

They had showed up for a return flight to the U.S. on Sunday September 25th only for it to be cancelled. The next day it happened again.

CBS 11–09/28/2016

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Child’s Love For Disney Movie Plays Major Role In Cancer Recovery

A Fort Worth family says their 2-year old’s love for the Disney movie Frozen played a major role in her recovery.



Keller School Nurses Now Have A Direct Line To Doctors

The idea is that the nurse and doctor can conference with the student to diagnosis and treat small ailments.

CBS 11–09/23/2016

"Up" house in Fort Worth (Ken Molestina - CBS11)

Check Out Fort Worth’s “Up” House!

Nina and Doug Dillmann live on College Avenue, and have turned their home into a real life “Up” house similar to the one in the 2009 Disney movie “Up.”


Michaela Bradshaw, 25 (courtesy: Twitter)

TCU Alum Hopes To Win Season 33 Of “Survivor”

Season 33 of this CBS show “Survivor” premieres tonight, and a North Texan is hoping she’s the lone survivor.


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Law Enforcement Learning To Communicate With Hearing Impaired

The focus was to teach area law enforcement how to communicate with a deaf person during an emergency.

CBS 11–09/20/2016

Savor, Klyde Warren Park’s main restaurant, is a modern gastropub located in the 5.2-acre deck park.

‘Savor Gastropub’ Cooks Up Donations For Charities

A popular Dallas restaurant is making it easy to dine and contribute to charity at the same time.


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UTA’s Nursing Program Helping Meet Demand

Overall UTA’s enrollment is up 7.3% from last year. They are on pace to surpass more than 56,000 students this year both on campus and online.

CBS 11–09/15/2016

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Funding For Fort Worth Seniors Comes Up Short

Out of a new 1.7-billion-dollar budget approved by the city, only an extra $40,000 are set to go into the 13 senior citizen centers across Fort Worth.

CBS 11–09/14/2016


Girls Sell $20,000 Worth Of Lemonade For Fallen Officers

A group of young ladies known as the “Lemonade Girls” started a lemonade stand back in July after the ambush killings of 5 Dallas Police Officers. Their goal was to raise money for the families of the fallen officers.

CBS 11–09/13/2016


Fort Worth’s Fairmount Historic District Just Got A Little Greener

Some much needed green space is coming to a historic Fort Worth neighborhood.



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