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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

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African diplomat lobbies for Ebola drug, supplies

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.

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Boyer to plead guilty to federal mail, wire fraud charges

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.

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Boyer will plead guilty to mail, wire fraud

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.

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Atlantans protest police shooting of unarmed teen

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.

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Youth movement leads Atlanta protest of Ferguson shooting

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.

Ethics board throws out cases against four officials

The DeKalb Board of Ethics threw out complaints against four of eight elected leaders at its meeting in Decatur on Aug. 14 but decided to continue cases involving four commissioners.

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Task force ditches effort to change CEO form of government

Efforts to change DeKalb’s CEO form of government have been abandoned by the task force set up to study it and other issues.

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Atlanta demonstrators to protest Ferguson shooting

A grassroots coalition of college students and community activists have scheduled a demonstration and march in Downtown Atlanta on Aug. 18 to protest the fatal shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, MO.

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George Turner is interim CEO’s choice for District 5 seat

Longtime Lithonia resident George Turner has been nominated for the interim DeKalb District 5 seat.

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Turner is May's choice for commission district 5 seat

Longtime Lithonia resident George Turner has been nominated for the interim DeKalb District 5 seat.



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