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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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New Antibiotic Resistant Superbug Identified In The U.S.

TX Health Presbyterian is doing research on superbugs, but they say Texas isn’t on high alert.

05/27/2016

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Family Says Funeral Home Mixed Up Veteran’s Ashes

A grieving family in Grand Prairie claims a funeral home in Colorado ruined what should have been a perfect ceremony for an Army Veteran.

05/26/2016

Twins Sarah and Rachel Tse took the top two graduating honors at Frontier High School. (CBS11 - Ken Molestina)

Mansfield Twins Take Top Two Graduating Honors

A pair of twins from Mansfield’s Frontier High School have managed to lock down the two top academic honors in their graduating class.

05/25/2016

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Cold War Plane Won’t Return To Fort Worth After All

An effort to return a piece of Fort Worth aviation history to its rightful place has unexpectedly failed.

05/23/2016

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Injured Arlington Officer Speaks For 1st Time Since Being Shot

An injured officer with the Arlington Police Department is speaking publicly for the first time since being shot in the line of duty. Officer Eddie Johnston’s health is good and his spirits were up as he spoke at the press conference.

CBSDFW.COM–05/19/2016

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Odor Punch On Top Of Mind In Area Boxing Gym

A North Texas boxing trainer says Rougned Odor may have missed his calling.

05/16/2016

Retired rescue dog Luca helped save in elderly man. (CBS 11)

Retired Rescue Dog Saves Elderly Man

A rescue dog named Luca came out of retirement to help find and save a lost elderly man.

05/13/2016

Narimann Elahmad is a former gang member graduating from UTA. (CBS11)

Local Girl Escapes Gang Environment To Graduate From College

On Friday Narimann Elahmad will graduate with a Public Relations degree from the University of Texas at Arlington.

05/11/2016

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Running Man Challenge Keeps North Texas Police Departments Busy In Fun Way

A new social media trend has caught the attention of police officers in North Texas and now it has them dancing.

05/10/2016

Historical home in Fort Worth receiving makeover. (CBS11)

Network TV Show To Feature Historic Fort Worth Home’s Makeover

A nearly 100-year-old home in the historic Fort Worth neighborhood of Ryan Place is getting a major makeover.

05/09/2016

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Iconic Fort Worth Store Shutters; Loyal Customers Devastated

The mood inside the Marshall Grain store off of east Lancaster Avenue in Fort Worth was a less than lively on Friday after news that the iconic store is closing.

05/06/2016

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Controversial Film Says A Particular Vaccine Is Linked To Autism

The film is now playing in Dallas despite it being snubbed at one of the most prestigious film festivals.

05/06/2016

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