Ken Rice Bio, KDKA, Age, Height, Parents, Spouse, Children, Salary, and Net Worth

Who is Ken Rice?

Ken Rice is an American multi-award-winning journalist currently working at KDKA TV in JournalistPittsburgh. Rice has been co-anchoring the weeknight editions at 5 for KDKA News since 1995. Additionally, Ken has also anchored News at 11 since 1999 and besides that, he shares hosting duties on the station’s Sunday morning public affairs program The KD/PG Sunday Edition. Further, Rice moderated various debates for Allegheny County Executive and Mayor of Pittsburgh as well as U.S. Senate, U.S House, and Governor of Pennsylvania candidates among others.

Ken Rice
Ken Rice

Every October Ken emcees and delivers a monologue at the annual production of Off the Record at Pittsburgh’s Byham Theater. Its a music featuring local journalists and actors lampooning the city’s movers and shakers, and all this is to benefit local charitable causes.

Ken Rice Date of Birth / Age

Rice is originally from Chicago. However, it’s not publicly known dates of when he was born but will be updated soon.

Ken Rice Height

Rice stands at a height of approximately 5 feet and 8 inches tall.

Ken Rice Parents and Siblings

Rice manages to keep information regarding his parents, siblings, and extended members of his family away from the limelight. We will however update this information once it’s available to the public.

Ken Rice Spouse / Wife

Rice is happily married to his beautiful wife Lauren.

Ken Rice Kids / Children

Rice and his wife, Lauren are proud parents to their two children. However, he prefers to keep more information regarding his children away from the limelight. We will update this information once it’s available to the public.

Ken Rice Education

Rice went to the School of Journalism at the University of Wisconsin where he graduated.

Ken Rice Career

Rice has won a national award and has been co-anchoring the weeknight editions at 5 for KDKA News since 1995. Additionally. Ken has also anchored News at 11 since 1999 and besides that, he shares hosting duties on the station’s Sunday morning public affairs program The KD/PG Sunday Edition. Further, Rice moderated various debates for Allegheny County Executive and Mayor of Pittsburgh as well as U.S. Senate, U.S House, and Governor of Pennsylvania candidates among others.

Ken hosted KDKA’s high school quiz program, Hometown HiQ for its first 11 seasons. Prior t joining the KDKA team, he was a reporter and anchor for WTAE-TV, launching its 5 p.m. newscast and this was alongside Sally Wiggin in 1992. Ken started his career in journalism where he was a reporter and anchor on the statewide Wisconsin Public Radio network. At this time, Rice was studying at the University of Wisconsin in Madison but he later moved to television where he was a reporting for Madison’s WISC-TV.  Ken anchored WISC-TV evening newscasts after being promoted to the position of an anchor.

Ken has covered Hurricane Hugo and the White House and the inspection of hanging chads in Florida for a disputed presidential election. Further, he successfully covered Super Bowls XXX in Phoenix and XL in Detroit. Moreover, Ken’s reports from the scene of the US Air Flight 427 crash on approach to Pittsburgh In 1994, were carried nationwide by the CBS network and also across Canada on the CBC.

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How Much Does Ken Rice Earn?

Rice’s annual salary is approximately $60,000-$165,000 although actual amounts will be posted once available on social media.

How Much is Ken Rice Worth?

Rice is worth a fortune accumulated through hard work in his journalism career.

Ken Rice Achievements

Rice is very lucky to be among the few local journalists ever who have reported live on the “CBS Evening News” — during such tense hours following a shooting spree that happened in Pittsburgh’s suburbs in 2000. During his Tenure at KDKA, he has been able to cover live various major breaking stories, like the Quecreek mine rescue in 2002. In 2018, Ken covered the tragedy at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue while in 2009, on the police shootings in Stanton Heights 2009. Therebefore, he had covered the protests at the G-20 Summit

Ken’s honors include local, state, and national journalism awards. Among them is a national first-place Associated Press award after he investigated Harrisburg Paydirt. This exposed Pennsylvania legislators’ lucrative, taxpayer-funded perks. In addition, he received  Golden Quill awards from the Pittsburgh Press Club and thereafter was awarded from the Radio-Television News Directors Association for investigative reporting.

Ken actively participates in the community, and hence taught a TV news reporting course at Point Park University.  Also, motivates students at local schools and community organizations. He is an active member of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society board. Rice has for a long time been serving as Honorary Chair of Pittsburgh’s annual MS Walk.

Ken’s chairing on the advisory board of the volunteer service organization Pittsburgh Cares has been a big success. Also, he is a member of the advisory board of the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.  Before that, he was a board member of the Southwestern PA Chapter of The American Red Cross. He worked tirelessly on charitable endeavors with institutions like Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, as well as the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Therefore, the Food Bank honored Ken’s contributions with its Hunger Awareness Day Award In 2007.

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