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.
First lady Michelle Obama kicked off her “Reach Higher” education initiative at Atlanta’s historic Booker T. Washington High School on Sept. 8 with a rousing call to action for students.
A coalition of DeKalb’s most prominent pastors said they are fed up with the county’s negative image and will meet with DeKalb political leaders to discuss the recent spate of corruption cases against elected officials.
First lady Michelle Obama kicked off her “Reach Higher” education initiative at Atlanta’s historic Booker T. Washington Higher School on Sept. 8 with a rousing call to action for students.
Parents, teachers and stakeholders were full of questions on Sept. 2 when the DeKalb School System held its charter district forum at Towers High School in Decatur.
On Sept. 5, South DeKalb-based nonprofit MedShare airlifted 3.5 tons of medical supplies from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for the Ebola epidemic front lines in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
U.S. Attorney Sally Yates will seek jail time for former DeKalb Commissioner Elaine Boyer on federal mail fraud and wire fraud charges, Yates said on Aug. 26 after a bond hearing in U.S. District Court in Atlanta.
As the Ebola virus rages on unchecked in West Africa, an Atlanta-based diplomat is urging the United States to send shipments of the experimental drug Zmapp and other emergency aid to Liberia.
Former DeKalb Commissioner Elaine Boyer – who abruptly resigned Aug. 25, a day before she was to appear in federal court on mail fraud conspiracy and wire fraud charges alleging she bilked taxpayers of more than $90,000 – says she is going to plead guilty on Sept. 3.
The protests in Ferguson, Mo., over the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer came to the streets of downtown Atlanta on Monday.
A grassroots coalition of young people using the power of social media drew 1,500 demonstrators to downtown Atlanta on Aug. 18 to peacefully protest the fatal shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9.