Ken Kalthoff has been covering Dallas City Hall and local politics along with general assignments for NBC 5 since January 2000. Prior to that, he was a reporter/anchor at other television stations in Dallas, Houston, Tampa, Orlando, and Mobile, Alabama.
Among his many professional awards, Ken was named the Outstanding General Assignment Reporter in Texas in the 2007 Lone Star Emmy Awards. Ken has also received Emmy Awards for investigative reporting that sent several early release convicts back to prison and for reporting on U.S. Marines in Beirut, Lebanon. He has received numerous other awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Associated Press, and several Press Clubs.
During March and April of 2003, Kalthoff was embedded with U.S. Marines in Kuwait and Iraq, reporting for NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, and NBC5. Other extended assignments over the years include the Andrea Yates trial in Houston, the Branch Davidian stand off in Waco, and many hurricanes. He worked as a full-time investigative reporter for four years in Tampa, Florida.
Kalthoff graduated with a degree in Communications from the University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana in 1979. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, music, exercise, travel, reading, and working on his home.