Don Ward anchors KKTV 11 News at 4, 5:30 and 10 with Dianne Derby. His broadcasting career, which began in 1988, includes earning numerous professional honors and maintaining strong ties to Colorado.
Before joining KKTV 11 News, his anchoring and reporting work includes: KWGN-TV in Denver, KXII-TV in Ardmore, OK, KSWO-TV in Lawton, OK, KRDO-TV in Colorado Springs, CO, WLKY-TV in Louisville, KY and WLWT-TV in Cincinnati, OH.
He has earned AP awards in Colorado, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Ohio for spot news, investigative reporting, documentaries and continuing coverage. He earned 2 Emmys as news reporter in the Ohio Valley chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He has also been nominated for Emmys for writing, spot news and reporting.
In 2010 the on-air version of his blog, "The Written Ward," won him an Emmy Award for best commentator/editorialist.
Don earned a bachelor of arts degree in English from the University of Colorado at Boulder, CO and he is a graduate of Doherty High School in Colorado Springs.
Favorite Movie:This Is Spinal Tap
Favorite Celebrity: John Lennon
Favorite TV Show: 24
Favorite Classic TV Show: Seinfeld
Favorite Song: Let it Be
Favorite Musician: Brian May (guitarist-Queen)
Favorite Snack: Ice Cream (my first job was at Baskin-Robbins at Flintridge & Academy)
Favorite Food: a good steak
Favorite Pet: a lab.
Favorite Vacation Spot: London
Favorite Website: KKTV.com!
Hidden Talent: Guitar & Bass player
Guilty Pleasure: ex. Reality TV...Classic Rock from the 70's
Favorite Sport: English Football (soccer), College Football
Favorite Sport Team: Liverpool Football Club , CU Buffs, Broncos
Favorite Camping Spot: I'm not a camper
Your Dream Interview: Paul McCartney
Your First Interview: Heloise (the household hints woman, on a cable tv show I hosted in St. Louis...1988)
Your Worst Nightmare Interview: hmmm...
Your Most Memorable Interview Ted Williams, Def Leppard..the nicest celebrities I've ever met..great band too (the early stuff)
Your Dream Vacation: England for a few weeks, visiting friends, and going to football (soccer) matches
I wish I could: dunk a basketball
My Role Model Is:The Late Peter Jennings
Favorite Book: "A Prayer for Owen Meany" (John Irving)
Don writes frequent blogs on KKTV.com. Click here to read The Written Ward.
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