Ken Rice Bio, Age, Height, KDKA TV, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Wife

Ken Rice Bio, Wiki

Ken Rice is a national award-winning American journalist working for KDKA TV in Pittsburgh, serving as a weeknight news anchor/reporter. He has been working with this station since 1994.

Ken Rice Age

Rice is 64 years old as of 2023. He was born in in Chicago, Illinois, United States in 1959.

Ken Rice Height/Measurements

Rice stands approximately 6 feet 2 inches (1. 88 m) and weighs around 91 kg.

Ken Rice Education

For his education, Ken attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison where he graduated and earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication and Journalism.

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Ken Rice Career

Rice works for KDKA TV in Pittsburgh, as a weeknight news anchor/reporter. He co-anchors the weeknight editions of KDKA News at 5 since 1995 and KDKA News at 11 since 1999. In addition, Ken shares hosting assignments on the station’s Sunday morning public affairs program The KD/PG Sunday Edition, and has moderated discussions among candidates for the U.S. Senate, U.S. House, Allegheny County Executive, Governor of Pennsylvania, and Mayor of Pittsburgh. For its first eleven seasons, he also hosted KDKA’s high school examination program, Hometown HiQ.

Over the years, Ken has reported KDKA’s live coverage of countless, major breaking stories, notably the Quecreek mine rescue in 2002; multiple Stanley Cup and Super Bowl championship parades; the protests at the G-20 Summit, and the police shootings in Stanton Heights in 2009; and the tragedy at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue in 2018.

Prior to joining KDKA, Ken worked for six years anchoring and reporting for WTAE-TV, launching its 5 p.m. newscast with Sally Wiggin in 1992. A native of Chicago, he commenced his profession in journalism while attending the University of Wisconsin in Madison — anchoring and reporting news on the statewide Wisconsin Public Radio network. Ken then shifted into television, reporting for Madison’s WISC-TV, and finally anchoring its evening newscasts.

Ken’s reporting duties have taken him from the inspection of hanging chads in the disputed presidential election in Florida to Super Bowls XXX in Phoenix and XL in Detroit and from the eye of Hurricane Hugo to the White House. In 1994, when US Air Flight 427 collided on approach to Pittsburgh, Ken’s reports from the scene were carried nationally by the CBS network and across Canada on the CBC. He is one of the few regional journalists ever to report live on the “CBS Evening News” in 2000— in the tense hours following a shooting spree in Pittsburgh’s suburbs.

Ken has been awarded local, state, and national journalism awards, including a national first-place Associated Press honor for an investigation named Harrisburg Paydirt, which exposed Pennsylvania legislators’ lucrative, taxpayer-funded perks. Other awards include awards from the Radio-Television News Directors Association for investigative reporting and Golden Quill awards from the Pittsburgh Press Club.

Active in society, Ken developed and trained a TV news reporting course at Point Park University and is often called upon to speak at local schools and society organizations. He has long served as Honorary Chair of Pittsburgh’s annual MS Walk and has served on the board of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Ken has also chaired the advisory board of the volunteer assistance organization Pittsburgh Cares and acts on the advisory board of the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

He is a previous board member of the Southwestern PA chapter of The American Red Cross and has operated on charitable endeavors with countless organizations including Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, and the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. In 2007, the Food Bank recognized Ken’s contributions with its Hunger Awareness Day Award.

Ken’s favorite routine assignment comes at Pittsburgh’s Byham Theater every October: working as emcee and delivering a monologue at the annual production of Off the Record, a musical that highlights local journalists and actors lampooning the city’s shakers and movers, all to benefit local charitable causes. He graduated from the School of Journalism at the University of Wisconsin. Ken is married and has two children.

Ken Rice’s Net Worth

In Ken’s career as an anchor/reporter,  he was able to amass a net worth between $1 Million 5  million.

Ken Rice Salary

Rice acquires annual earnings that range between $ 107, 950, and $ 289, 170.

Ken Rice’s Parents and Siblings

Rice was born and raised to parents in Chicago, Illinois, the United States. He is the son of Mr.Rice and Mrs. Rice. Growing up, his devoted parents gave him the best upbringing possible. Besides this, the news anchor /reporter has not disclosed any further details about his parents or siblings if he has any.

Ken Rice Wife

Rice is happily married to Lauren though he has not revealed much about their union. He and his wife are proud parents of two children whose identities have not been revealed to social media.

Ken Rice KDKA TV

Rice works at KDKA TV, where he works alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists, such as;

  1. Kristine Sorensen
  2. Kristin Emery
  3. Ron Smiley
  4. Ray Petelin
  5. Mary Ours
  6. Falicia Woody
  7. Jessica Guay
  8. Erika Stanish
  9. Erica Mokay
  10. John Shumway
  11. Lindsay Ward
  12. David Highfield
  13. Meghan Schiller
  14. Royce Jones
  15. Kym Gable
  16. Jennifer Borrasso
  17. Shelley Bortz
  18. Chris DeRose
  19. Ross Guidotti
  20. Chris Hoffman
  21. Andy Sheehan
  22. Lynne Hayes
  23. Dave Crawley
  24. Josh Taylor
  25. Bob Pompeani
  26. Rich Walsh
  27. Jon Delano

Ken Rice Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

Rice is vocal on his social media accounts, where he posts often. On his Twitter account, he has about 13.5K Followers 21K followers on his Facebook page, and 1,303 followers on his Instagram account.