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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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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.

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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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Overexposure To Electronic Devices May Lead To Vision Problems

As summer winds down and families are getting ready to send their kids back to school, North Texas eye doctors are sending a strong warning to parents.

07/29/2015

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Some Movie Theaters Won’t Allow Licensed Gun Carriers Inside

Nationwide response to security concerns swift following Thursday’s shooting at a Louisiana movie theater.

07/24/2015

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Controversy In Birdville ISD Over Rebel Mascot Catches TEA Attention

The TEA responded to a complaint by local activist Reverend Kyev Tatum of allegation involving discrimination and hostility.

07/23/2015

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Abused Horse Found, Stands On Her Own Again

She was left badly injured on the side of a road back in late June. Now a mare named “Stella” who was rescued by the Humane Society of North Texas is doing a lot better.

07/22/2015

Drones All The Rage In Hobby Community

Whether you know them as Drones or Quadcopters, the remote controlled flying objects have become very popular lately.

07/18/2015

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TWC: Munson Family Trading In House For Tents

Dave Munson and his wife Suzette are the owners of the wildly successful Saddleback Leather Company.

07/17/2015

arrant County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Keith Foster is speaking about the crash the left him injured and the overwhelming support from his fellow law officers.
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Deputy Struck By Hit-And-Run Driver Recalls Incident From Hospital Bed

Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Keith Foster is speaking about the crash the left him injured and the overwhelming support from his fellow law officers.

07/16/2015

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“El Chapo” Filmmaker Reacts To Latest Escape

According to investigators, he managed to slip away from the Altiplano maximum security prison using a mile long tunnel.

07/12/2015

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Boyscout Builds Bat Houses To Prevent Spread Of West Nile

John Flaherty, 16, of Irving is on a quest to bring thousands of bats to Irving.

07/10/2015

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