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
  • Man Attacks Firefighters, Attempts to Steal Fire Truck after Igniting Trash Can, Officials Say

    STOCKTON — A Stockton fire crew had to act quickly after a man tried to take off with their fire engine early Saturday morning while they were fighting a fire. When engine 7 drove up to Jill Circle around 4:30 Saturday morning, fires were blazing at multiple spots on the street but another issue flared up as well. Stockton police say 30-year-old Victor Voroukoumanah was pushing a lit garbage can up a driveway when fire crews arrived before he hopped […]

  • Ceres Officer Involved in 2 Deadly Shootings in 10 Months

    CERES — Nearly a week after Spencer Mendez was shot and killed by a Ceres Police Officer, the officer has been identified, and this is his second deadly officer-involved shooting in 10 months. The family and friends of Mendez are still trying to heal, but now they have a new emotion. Mendez, who was 15, was shot and killed after police were called after someone in a dark-colored Lexus was waving a gun at Smyrna Park in Ceres. Police say […]

  • Elevated Levels of Lead Found in Gregori High School Water

    MODESTO — Water bottles were abundant throughout the Gregori High School campus on Thursday after four water locations at the school came up with levels for lead above state regulations during a test last month. The district says new tests were done Thursday, but they will be taking precautions until those results come out next week. “From that point, we took immediate action. We covered drinking fountains, we put up some signage. We also turned off all the water to […]

  • Complaint Alleges Racial Profiling, Assault in Stockton Cinco de Mayo Sideshow Arrests

    STOCKTON — Francisco Duarte says he just wanted a celebratory taco from the truck parked near Clay and Hunter streets on Cinco de Mayo last year in Stockton. “I was walking to my car and all of a sudden, an officer bumps into me and he thought I was part of what they were doing to the other guy, arresting him,” Duarte said. “So the officer grabbed me and threw me to the ground and that’s when he started hitting […]

  • 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 […]

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