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Ken Ackerman

Ken Ackerman co-hosts Good Day Oregon from 7-9am weekdays on KPTV Oregonís 12.

Ken Ackermanís keen eye for humor lets him bring more to the anchor chair than his wealth of journalistic experience. Ken has been a steady fixture to Portland viewers since 1989, serving two years at KGW (8) and KPTV-Oregonís 12 since 1992.

With the feature as his forte, Ken has spent much of his time trolling for stories that range from offbeat, to bizarre, to absurd. Once these stories are processed by his writing and near-genius editing, they go from the ridiculous to the sublime, his awards shelf being Exhibit A, including three Northwest Emmy nominations.

Ken was raised in Olympia, Washington and attended Olympia High School. A natural athlete, Ken excelled on and off the playing field. He balanced a busy high school schedule between 4 varsity sports and serving as Student Body President.

His formal education took him to Western Washington University and then to the University of Southern California, where he graduated with a Bachelorís degree in Journalism in 1983.

Kenís initial foray into the TV news business landed him jobs on both coasts of the United States, finally in 1989 Ken came home to the Pacific Northwest to stay.

Kenís commitment to the community is evident in his involvement as a Mentor at the St. Mary's Home

 

 for Boys, Big Brothers of America and as a volunteer for the Portland Public Schools Reading program.

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