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.
“Pancake,” is the first sea turtle to be brought to the aquarium in Grapevine from South Texas for rehabilitation after having tumors removed.
Robert Sonnen, is owner of the Garden Market and Bistro, a small eatery and fresh produce market tucked off of the 1200 block of Woodhaven Blvd.
“CUT! Costume and the Cinema,” features 43 costumes worn in some of the most recognizable films of our time.
For the children, the week is as much about fun as it is therapy.
Rodney Smith Jr. from Alabama is the man behind the “50 States, 50 Lawns Challenge” and is in Dallas, spreading kindness with every lawn he mows.
Lauren Clarke, along with a team, goes around to homes and businesses picking up their food scraps placed in five-gallon buckets and turn it into compost.
The City Of Arlington is getting ready to open its newest library to the public, and it’s unlike any kind of library they’ve ever had before.
Law enforcement officers from throughout Texas are showing off their athletic abilities and searching for bragging rights in Fort Worth for the next couple of days.
Arlington city leaders are talking about plans for phase two of a program to test autonomous vehicles in and around the Entertainment District.
The Modern Museum of Fort Worth set an opening day record Sunday with the new exhibit, Takashi Murakam: The Octopus Eats It’s Own Leg.
Richard “Andy” Loller was one of two Weatherford firefighters deployed as part of a task force that was helping fight wildfires in West Texas.
Dallas Chef John Tesar and Bourdain’s friendship goes back to the 80’s when the two were coming up as line cooks.