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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Typhenie Johnson and her accused kidnapper Christopher Revill in happier times. (credit: CBS11 News)

Families Of Missing Women Want Help From FBI And State Investigators

Typhenie Johnson and Taalibah Islam’s families believe the same man is responsible for their loved ones vanishing.

CBS 11–10/24/2016

"Judge Mint" in Peaster (credit: CBS/DFW)

Parker County Haunted House Has A Message

It’s billed as a frightening, bible based, live walk through production depicting the end of times.

CBS 11–10/18/2016

Fort Worth business burglarized (CBS11)

Fort Worth Police Investigating String Of Business Burglaries

This past weekend at least three more business were hit by thieves who used a smash and grab technique in the early morning hours to steal cash registers and safes.


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Mum’s The Word At Cleburne Museum

Nothing says “homecoming” in Texas more than the homecoming mum, and one North Texas museum is out to honor the mum’s history.

CBS 11–10/14/2016


Kickboxing For A Cause

9 Round Kickboxing is donating one cent for every kick counted to Cleaning For A Reason. Last year they counted 120,000 kicks for a total of $1,200.

CBS 11–10/13/2016

Brain Scan, Concussion, MRI

MMA Fighters Travel Across Country To Irving Post-Concussion Center

A local post-concussion therapy center in Irving is taking an interesting approach at finding treatments for head injuries.


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Rangers Fans Leave Ballpark Frustrated

It wasn’t until the 5th inning when Yu Darvish gave up 3 home runs that things really started to go south for the Rangers. Game two of the ALDS ended with another devastating blow to the Texas Rangers.

CBS 11–10/07/2016

military plane (Ken Molestina - CBS11)

Military Aircraft Arrive In North Texas From East Coast

They are coming from Florida and the Carolina’s seeking a safe haven from the wrath of Hurricane Matthew.


AT&T Stadium drones (Ken Molestina - CBS11)

Drones To Keep Fans Connected At Cowboys Games, Other Events

Drones are expected to help improve wireless connectivity throughout AT&T Stadium.


WWII metal drum (CBS11)

Capsules From WWII Opened In Dallas

After being lost and sealed for more than 60 years, the Commemorative Air Force cracked open a pair of metal drums Tuesday to reveal the World War II era finds inside.


Student at NTEC coding boot camp in Frisco. (CBS/DFW)

Coding Boot Camps Popular Alternative to College

Coding boot camps have become a fast growing college alternative for tech savvy students looking to learn how to build software and jump right into the work force.

CBS 11–10/03/2016

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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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