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Encyclopedia > Ken Rice
Ken Rice
Born:
Chicago, Illinois USA
Occupation: Television news anchor

Ken Rice is the 5 & 11 P.M. weekday news anchor at CBS owned & operated KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, and anchors KDKA on WPCW at 10 P.M. In addition, Ken hosts Hometown High-Q, KDKA-TV's Saturday morning quiz show for local high school students; and Ken shares hosting duties on the public affairs program, The KD/PG Sunday Edition. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... A news anchor (US,Can. ... CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ... KDKA-TV is the CBS owned and operated (O&O) television station in Pittsburgh. ... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... WPCW is a UPN owned and operated station that serves the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania DMA. Now known only as UPN Pittsburgh, the station is owned by the CBS Corporation and is a sister station of KDKA-TV. WPCW offers off-network sitcoms, first-run talk shows, reality shows, court shows, UPN... Hometown High-Q is a high school quiz bowl game show that tapes and broadcasts on KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...

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Career

Ken Rice's carrer began at Wisconsin Public Radio where he reported and anchored news each night. After graduating college, Ken moved to television working at WISC-TV in Madison. Then, Ken worked at WTAE, where he spent six years anchoing and reporting. Wisconsin Public Radio is a network of radio stations in the state of Wisconsin devoted to public radio programming. ... WISC-TV, channel 3 (analog)/50 (digital), is the CBS affiliate for Madison, Wisconsin. ... WTAE-TV is the ABC affiliate serving the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. ...


Life at KDKA

Ken Rice was hired at KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh in 1994, and, eventually, joined Jeniffer Antkowiak at the anchor desk. Since joining the KDKA news team, he has hosted many special programs on the station, including an in-depth examination of Sports and Race Relations. Ken has moderated numerous debates among candidates for US Senate, Governor of Pennsylvania, Chief Executive of Allegheny County and Mayor of Pittsburgh. He currently anchors with Kristine Sorensen at 5 pm, and with Patrice King Brown at 11 p.m. KDKA-TV is the CBS owned and operated (O&O) television station in Pittsburgh. ... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... // Patrice King Brown was hired at KDKA in 1978 as a a host for Pittsburgh 2day. ...


Major Reporting Assignments

  • In 1989, Ken covered Hurricane Hugo, a destructive Category 5 hurricane.
  • In 1994, when flight 427 crashed en route to Pittsburgh, Ken's reports were seen nationally on CBS, and in Canada on CBC.
  • In 1995, Ken, as a member of the KDKA Investigators, reported how local companies were overcharging Medicare millions of dollars.
  • In 1996, Ken exposed the city's lackluster recycling program, which, was simply dumping what were thought to be recyclables in the landfill. This led to the immediate firing and prosecution of the city's recycling contractor.
  • In 2000, following a major shooting spree in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Ken reported for the CBS Evening News, making him one of few local journalists to report for a national network newscast.
  • He also reported on Super Bowl XXX and Super Bowl XL.

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Awards

Ken has been honored with local, state and national journalism awards.

  • The top Associated Press award in the country for an investigation called Harrisburg Paydirt -- revealing Pennsylvania legislators' lucrative, taxpayer-funded perks. 1990
  • Golden Quill awards from the Pittsburgh Press Club in 1990 and 1991
  • Awards from the Radio-Television News Directors Association for investigative reporting in 1994 and 1995.

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Education

School of Journalism at the University of Wisconsin The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a public university located in Madison, Wisconsin. ...


Volunteer Work

  • Ken has taught a television news reporting course at Point Park University and is frequently called upon to speak at local schools and community organizations
  • Allegheny District Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Honorary Chair of Pittsburgh's annual MS Walk.
  • advisory board of the volunteer service organization Pittsburgh Cares
  • advisory board of the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council

He has also worked on charitable endeavors with many organizations including the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Share our Strength, and the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. Point Park University is a liberal arts university located in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...


See also

KDKA-TV KDKA-TV is the CBS owned and operated (O&O) television station in Pittsburgh. ...


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