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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
  • Friends Speak Out on Teen Killed in Late Night In-N-Out Shooting

    LODI — A 19-year-old was shot and killed outside the In-N-Out on Kettleman Lane in Lodi Saturday night and two men were arrested a short time later. Friends of the victim spoke about what led to the shooting and how they will remember him. Kayla Appling and her friends were at In-N-Out around 11:45 Saturday night when tragedy struck. “We had gone inside and all you hear is gunshots and everyone starts running inside and everyone is screaming and yelling, […]

  • The 7th Annual StocktonCon: Where Heroes and Fundraising Both Help the Community

    STOCKTON — Ghostbusters, Superman, Wonder Woman and Deadpool were just a few of the heroes taking over the Stockton Arena Saturday for the 7th annual StocktonCon. Providing the community with fun and meet and greets with superheroes isn’t the only goal of StocktonCon; the event also gives back to the community by raising money for local charities. Whether you were decked out in a movie quality costume or not wearing much at all, the 7th edition of StocktonCon had something […]

  • Man Who Broke Into Fire Station Said to be ‘Seeking Refuge’

    MODESTO — A fire station in Modesto was broken into Wednesday night; the man was trying to find safety because he thought he was being followed. The door is still boarded up at Fire Station 1 in downtown Modesto and the battalion chief said this is a minor inconvenience that adds to the strain of an already tight budget for the department. While on a call for CPR, around 10 Wednesday night, battalion chief Dain Jesberg overheard dispatch saying someone […]

  • After 2 Decades, Turlock’s Quarterback Club is Back

    TURLOCK — After being dormant for two decades, the Quarterback Club in Turlock is back. Steven Backus, club president and Turlock High School alumnus, is leading the charge in bringing the group back. The Quarterback Club is made up of community members raising thousands of dollars to help equip the Turlock High School’s football team with new jerseys, shoulder pads and practice gear. The team also has new helmets that help protect players against concussions. “It’s not just about playing […]

  • Notice About Toxic Chemical has Residents Worried About Manteca’s Drinking Water

    MANTECA — Some residents in the City of Manteca are concerned about their drinking water after receiving a notice that said the city failed a test earlier this year. “Our water system recently failed a drinking water standard.” Those are the first words of the notice from the city that got Manteca residents talking on social media Sunday. The notice, sent to residents along with their water bill, stated that an elevated level of contaminant 1,2,3-Trichloropropane was found during a […]

  • Stockton’s Filipino Community Honors Late Professor and Author

    STOCKTON — A prominent member of the Filipino community in Stockton passed away at the age of 46 on Friday. At the 2018 Barrio Fiesta on Sunday attendees spoke about Dawn Mabalon’s impact on the community. For the past 46 years, the Barrio Fiesta has been nestled inside the Filipino Center Plaza in downtown Stockton the second weekend of August. “The dancing and the music and then the food is also the best. The Filipino lumpias and the barbeque pork […]

  • Thief Steals from Islamic Center in Lodi then Tries to Break into Manteca Islamic Center

    Update: The City of Manteca reports the same man attempted to break into the Islamic Center of Manteca at around 3:30 a.m. Saturday. Nothing was stolen or damaged and the man was only able to remove a screen from a window. SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY– The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man they say broke into the California Islamic Center in Lodi early Friday morning and stole from the donation boxes. The California Islamic Center says they […]

  • Sikh Man Attacked while Hanging Campaign Signs in Stanislaus County

    TURLOCK — A man says he was attacked by two men Tuesday night while putting up campaign signs in Keyes. The incident is being investigated as a possible hate crime. Surjit Singh Malhi says he was putting up the final sign of the night at the corner of Keyes and Foote road when the men jumped him, hit him on the head and spray painted “Go back to your country” and a common white supremacist symbol on his truck. Malhi […]

  • Utility Worker Killed While Working Near the Carr Fire Lived in Antelope

    SACRAMENTO COUNTY — The utility worker community is grieving the loss of one of their own tonight after lineman Jairus Ayeta died while working near the Carr Fire Saturday. A neighbor and fellow lineman who knew Ayeta talked about how dangerous the work of a lineman is. Dr. Cedric Shelby says Ayeta lived in his neighborhood for about a year and always had a smile whenever he talked to him, although he didn’t know Ayeta was a fellow lineman. Ayeta’s […]