Ken Rice Biography
Ken Rice is a news anchor and reporter from the United States. He has been a co-anchor of KDKA’s nighttime program News at Five since 1995 and News at Eleven since 1999. Ken previously served as an anchor for WTAE-TV for six years, reporting and anchoring the 5 p.m. program with Sally Wiggin in 1992.
Ken Rice Age
He was born in Chicago Illinois in the United States., He is 62 years old.
Ken Rice Birthday
Rice has not disclosed any information on his birthday nor his date of birth.
Ken Rice Height
Ken Stands at a height of 5 ft 8 in.
Ken Rice Family
Ken was born and raised in the USA by his loving parents, however, he has not disclosed any information on his family nor his siblings at the moment.
Ken Rice Education
Ken attended the University of Wisconsin after finishing primary and secondary school. Later on, he worked hard and graduated from the University of Wisconsin’s School of Journalism.
Ken Rice Wife
Ken is currently married to his beautiful wife, Lauren Rice. They have two children together. Lauren used to work on a project with Fred Rogers when their daughter was born 20 years ago.
Ken Rice Career
Ken co-hosts the station’s Sunday morning public affairs program. However, the KD/PG Sunday Edition has mediated debates between candidates for the United States Senate, the United States House of Representatives, the Governor of Pennsylvania, the Allegheny County Executive, and the Mayor of Pittsburgh. He also presented the first 11 seasons of KDKA’s high school quiz show, Hometown HiQ.
He began his journalism career while attending the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Ken was reporting and anchoring the news on Wisconsin Public Radio’s statewide network. Later, he moved into television, reporting for WISC-TV in Madison and likely anchoring its evening newscasts.
As a result, Ken became one of the few local journalists to ever report live on CBS Evening News during the perilous times that followed a shooting rampage in Pittsburgh’s suburbs in the year 2000. He has hosted KDKA’s live coverage of a number of important breaking news items.
The Quecreek mine rescue in 2002; the G-20 Summit demonstrations and police shootings in Stanton Heights in 2009; various Stanley Cup and Super Bowl victory parades; and the tragedy at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue in 2018. Ken has also been recognized with local, state, and national journalistic honors.
The prizes include a national first-place Associated Press prize for the Harrisburg Paydirt investigation, which uncovered Pennsylvania politicians’ opulent, taxpayer-funded perks. He has received Golden Quill Prizes from the Pittsburgh Press Club as well as awards from the Radio-Television News Directors Association for his investigative reporting, among other honors.
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