Ken Watts

Ken Watts is a staff writer with CrossRoadsNews covering a wide range of stories.
Before joining CRN, Ken was a veteran of 40 years in broadcast journalism including nearly 25 on the air in Atlanta as reporter and news anchor at Fox 5 and 11Alive-TV. Ken also served as a reporter-anchor at several other stations across the country and as a television and radio correspondent at ABC News.
Ken has received many awards including several Emmys, an Edward R. Murrow award and honors from the Associated Press, Atlanta Association of Black Journalists (AABJ), United Press International, the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and the Society of Professional Journalists.

Recent Stories

Dallas nurse becomes Emory’s fourth Ebola patient

A nurse who cared for an Ebola patient at Texas Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas is now Emory University Hospital’s fourth Ebola patient.

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Jurors struggling to reach a verdict in Ellis trial

After telling DeKalb Superior Court Judge Courtney Johnson that they were deadlocked, jurors deliberating the fate of suspended DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis took her advice and went back to work.

School Board delays action on charter district application

After an outpouring of concerns about its speedy application to become a charter district, the DeKalb School Board has put the brakes on its vote for a couple of weeks.

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Tensions, conflict disrupt Ellis jury deliberations

Discord among the jury deciding the fate of suspended DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis temporarily halted deliberations on Oct. 9.

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Airports to begin Ebola screenings

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is one of five U.S. airports beginning temperature screenings of passengers arriving from West Africa.

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Ellis case goes to the jury

After three weeks of testimony and emotional closing arguments, the jury in the corruption trial of suspended DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis began deliberating his fate on Oct. 6.

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Many questions, few answers in DeKalb police shooting

Detective Phil Christy, the DeKalb Police officer who was shot and seriously wounded by a prisoner he was escorting, is in stable condition at Grady Hospital, Public Safety Director Dr. Cedric Alexander said on Oct. 3.

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Ellis: “I never promised anything” to vendors

Suspended DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis took the witness stand in his own defense on Oct. 1 seeking to personally introduce himself to the jury that will decide his fate and hoping to counter nearly three weeks of prosecution testimony that painted him as a corrupt county official.

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Ellis may testify in his own defense

Suspended DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis may testify in his own defense in his corruption trial, his attorneys told Judge Courtney Johnson on Sept. 30 in DeKalb Superior Court.

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Ellis ‘yes man’ sings on his former boss

Kelvin Walton, a self-described “yes man” to suspended DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis, bared it all on the witness stand as the prosecution’s star witness against his former boss.

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