Ken Rodriguez anchors sports weeknights on FOX 5 News at 6 and 10 p.m. The Emmy award-winning sportscaster returned to FOX 5 after a two-year stint with FOX Sports Net Regional News in Los Angeles and Atlanta. Before joining FSN, for five years Ken anchored weekend sports at 6 and 10 p.m. and reported sports during the week on FOX 5 in Atlanta.
A native of Atlanta, Ken's career has taken him all over the country before returning home. He began his broadcasting career at WAEC radio in Atlanta where he hosted a Hispanic program directed at Atlanta's Spanish-speaking community. He then worked at WCNN radio, CNN Sports and the Atlanta Hawks Radio Network. His career later took him to Lansing, Michigan, Oklahoma City, Montgomery, Houston and Miami.
His enthusiastic style of sports reporting knows no limits. Not only has Ken covered major events such as Super Bowls and World Series, he has also flown with The Blue Angels, bungee-jumped from a hot air balloon and taken a quick scuba diving lesson to report on a man who feeds six foot barracudas by holding fish in his mouth! Most recently, Ken stood on a basketball court while Atlanta Hawks forward and NBA slam-dunk champ Josh Smith jumped over him for a super-sized slam-dunk!
Ken has won Emmys for his coverage of the Peachtree Road Race, FOX 5 5th Quarter shows, First Pitch specials, and FOX 5 Pit Pass. He is also very proud of our ongoing 'High 5 Sports is IN YOUR FACE!' high school football coverage. It has become a weekly event on football Friday nights. Ken captures the community's passion for high school football with a fun and entertaining delivery.
Ken graduated from McEachern High School in Powder Springs where he was "All Metro" in football. He attended Furman University on a football scholarship and later graduated from Georgia State University. He and his wife Jeanne (his high school sweetheart) have two children and reside in Atlanta.