A Fremont native, Ken first joined the ABC7 News team in 1994. He has worked in nearly every part of the newsroom, leaving to work as a reporter for KMAX-TV in Sacramento and our sister station in KFSN-TV in Fresno. He also worked as a producer for ABC News based in San Francisco.
Today, he is a multiple time Emmy winner, who works to create content on all of ABC7's platforms. He produces pieces for our newscasts, the I-Team, abc7news.com, and ABC7 Originals for connected TV. He is also our chief drone pilot.
Over the years he has covered some of the nation's largest stories. He has interviewed presidents, and hit the campaign trail with them. He's watched a nation mourn, covering the death of John F. Kennedy, Jr. He's traveled to the jungles of Southern Mexico to witness the incredible poverty, and hope of indigenous people, and to London to help American's understand why the military's argument in favor of a ban of gays and lesbians made little sense.
He's covered hurricanes, political campaigns, wildfires, and the fight of marriage equality.
While he has traveled extensively to cover some of the station's biggest stories, he says there is no better place to cover news, than right here in the Bay Area.
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How will San Francisco's downtown Financial District bring employees back to work in high-rise offices?
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'We need to see the data': Many Bay Area residents are reluctant to trust Gov. Newsom's message that "equity is the call of this moment," when it comes to vaccines. They say they need to see it to believe it.
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Kamala Harris' biggest Bay Area fan reflects on 2020 victory ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration
"Sky's the limit. You can truly achieve anything you want. You want a career in public service? Aim high. Be ambitious. Because looking at Kamala Harris, she is giving you permission to dream."
'I am still here': Oakland restaurant owner explains how he survived a rough 2020
"I think if you stop, if you've already got boards up, you die. You don't stay alive," Shakewell owner Tim Nugent told us early on in the pandemic. Since then, the restaurant has been doing everything they can to keep the lights on.
Tiana Day, teen who led Golden Gate Bridge Black Lives Matter protest, shares how life has changed
When Tiana Day told her family she was leading a Black Lives Matter protest across the Golden Gate Bridge, her dad started calling his friends to come. He didn't want his daughter to be left marching alone. Well, we all know that's not what happened.
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