Ken Stone – Ken Stone Media Services (Tpt/University of Minnesota)



Ken Stone – Ken Stone Media Services (Tpt/University of Minnesota)

Ken Stone’s media career has spanned 35 years. His first 20 years were spent in radio and television newsrooms where he served as a reporter, news anchor, news producer, talk show host, documentary producer and news executive producer. He worked in commercial radio and television for six years in Maryland and Washington DC and then spent 14 years in public television and radio in both Pennsylvania and Minnesota. For 7 years, he was an anchor and reporter for Twin City PBS’s NewsNight Minnesota, a show once cited by Oprah Winfrey as “local news done right.” He can be currently seen as producer and moderator for a number of public policy specials for Twin Cities PBS.

From 2002-2009, he served on the faculty at the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication as an instructor and advisor. Many of his students are now working in the industry in places such as CNN, CBS News and most of the news stations in the Twin Cities.

He currently runs his own video production and consulting company. He served on the Board of Governors for the Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Television Academy for ten years, some of that time as Board President and later as president of the chapter’s scholarship foundation. For 10 years, he developed and conducted week-long workshops for mid-career journalists from Denmark.

He is a two-time Emmy Award winner for documentary work. In addition, national awards include the National School Public Relations Award, the Gabriel Award, and the Silver Baton, which is Columbia University’s broadcast equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize.

His wife, Margaret, is Director of the Dakota County Public Library system. They have two grown daughters, Kelly, who lives in Washington DC, and Colleen who lives in St. Paul.



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