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Ken Mashinchi joined FOX 40 News as a general assignment reporter for the Stockton-Modesto bureau in September 2017.

Prior to joining the FOX 40 team, Ken worked in Bakersfield at 23ABC for nearly two years. Ken specialized in the crime and court beat and won an Emmy award for his role in the breaking news team coverage of the Erskine fire in June 2016.

Ken also currently works as a part-time lecturer at California State University, Stanislaus, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies in 2013.

While attending CSU Stanislaus, Ken played, and was captain, on the men’s basketball team. After graduation, Ken served as an assistant coach for the 2013-2014 school year, helping the Warriors to the NCAA D-II Sweet 16.

Ken received his Master’s degree from the University of Southern California in 2015 and worked as an intern at ESPN in Bristol, Connecticut before joining 23ABC in December 2015.

In his free time, Ken likes to read, play videogames and watch and play sports.

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Recent Articles
  • Body Found in American River Near Jibboom Street Bridge

    SACRAMENTO — Rescue crews pulled a body from the American River near the Jibboom Street bridge around 12:15 p.m. Saturday after witnesses called to report the body. Authorities say when they made contact with the body, it was slightly decomposed and had likely been in the water for a while. At this time, the body has not been identified. The body will be identified by the Coroners Office. UPDATE: Boat crews have recovered a body from the Sacramento River. Age, […]

  • Local Renters Struggle Under the Weight of Rising Rent Prices

    MODESTO — The cost of rent continues to rise in the Central Valley and many renters are struggling to cope with the ever-changing prices. Many Modesto renters say if the rent prices continue to climb like they have the past several years they may be forced to move out. One local property management firm says the end of the rise might be several years away. “In one way I’m very angry about having to stay here, but on the other […]

  • UOP Facility Becoming Renowned in Tennis Community

    STOCKTON — Once you pass the tiger guarding the door at University of the Pacific’s Eve Zimmerman tennis center, you enter tennis paradise. The state of the art facility features 12 courts, crowd seating locker rooms and a clubhouse. It’s become a tennis destination arguably better than bigger schools like USC and Stanford. “So now recruits are saying it’s OK to go to Stockton, it’s OK to go to Pacific, ‘I’m going to be doing those same types of things,'” […]

  • ‘Stranger Things’ Star Poses with Orestimba High School Teen for Her Senior Pictures

    NEWMAN — While people are usually thankful their senior pictures are hidden away, one teen has been happily sharing hers after a star from the hit Netflix show “Stranger Things” posed with her. The pictures have been plastered all across the internet, but few may know it actually all started in Stanislaus County. Damaris Fregoso is a senior at Orestimba High School in Newman and said it all began with a late night tweet she never thought would be answered. […]

  • Suspect Arrested in Deadly Stockton Food 4 Less Shooting

    STOCKTON — Days after a 20-year-old was shot and killed outside of a Food 4 Less in Stockton many who knew him have come forward to honor his memory. A customer who was inside the supermarket on March Lane Friday afternoon told FOX40 Chris Combs rushed inside the store for help. He had been shot and was bleeding on the floor. Combs was taken to an area hospital in critical condition before succumbing to his wounds. On Sunday, the Stockton […]

  • Stockton NAACP Branch Hosts First Run, Walk Event in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    STOCKTON — With Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday on Monday, the city of Stockton celebrated his legacy with its first 5k and 10k in his honor. Nearly 50 years since the last time he walked calling for peace, today in Stockton more than 100 people of all ages gathered to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “It’s important because of what he stood up for,” said Emosi Raura, coach for Big Valley Track Club. “It’s something for these kids to […]

  • Effort Underway to Change Modesto’s Mellis Park to Martin Luther King Jr. Park

    MODESTO — An effort in Modesto is underway to change the name of Mellis Park to Martin Luther King Jr. Park. Sebastian Jones says for the last decade, he’s wanted the change. This year, Jones says, his effort has picked up steam because he’s getting old and is tired of fighting for the change. The park sits at the corner of Martin Luther King Drive and California Avenue, and includes the King-Kennedy Memorial Center. Jones says many in the community […]

  • Modesto Police Searching for Early 2000s Model Honda Civic in Fatal Hit-and-Run

    MODESTO —  The Modesto Police Department is investigating a hit-and-run collision on Tully Road between Palmilla Drive and Snyder Avenue. Around 5:30 a.m. a jogger called authorities to report a man sleeping in the entrance of Big Valley Church on Tully Way. When police arrived they found the man, identified as 66-year-old Gregory Henderson, unresponsive with visible injuries. Henderson was pronounced dead at the scene. So far, the investigation has revealed Henderson was walking along the east side of Tully […]

  • Fallen Stanislaus County Soldier Laid to Rest

    HUGHSON — A fallen Stanislaus County soldier was laid to rest Tuesday as friends and family gathered to remember him. Outside Lakewood Funeral Home, American flags served as a reminder of what 20-year-old Avadon Chaves died fighting for. Friends and family gathered and shared stories about Chaves’ smile, sense of humor and love. “He reminded me every day that he was my best friend,” said his wife, Tesa Chaves. Chaves died on Dec. 20 in Iraq in what the military […]