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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.

Contact Ken with any story ideas and news tips at Ken.Mashinchi@FOX40.com.


Recent Articles
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  • Sign Honoring Fallen Stanislaus Sheriff’s Deputy Burned

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