Ken Rodriguez

Ken Rodriguez

Sports Anchor

Ken Rodriguez anchors sports weeknights on FOX 5 News at 6 p.m., 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. 

His enthusiastic style of sports reporting knows no limits. Not only has Ken covered major events such as Super Bowls and World Series, he has also flown with The Blue Angels, bungee-jumped from a hot air balloon, rappelled from the side of a building to raise awareness for Special Olympics Georgia, and taken a quick scuba diving lesson in order to report on a man who feeds six foot barracudas by holding fish in his mouth!

The Emmy award-winning sportscaster is a native of Atlanta, though his broadcasting career has taken him all over the country with stops in Houston, Miami, Los Angeles, Jacksonville, Lansing, Oklahoma City, Macon and Montgomery.

Ken began his broadcasting career while in college at WAEC radio in Atlanta where he hosted a Hispanic program directed at Atlanta's Spanish-speaking community. He then worked at WCNN radio, CNN Sports and the Atlanta Hawks Radio Network.

Ken has won Emmys for his coverage of the Peachtree Road Race, FOX 5 5th Quarter shows, First Pitch specials, FOX 5 Pit Pass and High 5 Sports. He is especially proud of our ongoing 'High 5 Sports is IN YOUR FACE!' high school football coverage. It has become a weekly event on football Friday nights. Ken captures the community's passion for high school football with a fun and entertaining delivery.  Also near and dear to his heart is his work with the Special Olympics Georgia.

Ken graduated from McEachern High School in Powder Springs, later attended Furman University on a football scholarship and graduated from Georgia State University. Ken was recently inducted into the McEachern High School Athletic Hall of Fame.  He has also been recognized by the Greater Atlanta Chapter of the National Football Foundation for his contributions to amateur football, and by the Cobb County Schools Foundation for contributions to the school system.   Ken was inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Southeast Chapter’s Silver Circle for leaving his mark through a lifetime of dedication to the television industry.

He and his wife Jeanne (his high school sweetheart) have two children and reside in Atlanta.

The latest from Ken Rodriguez

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You can call me 'Papi' now!

On August 5th, Emma Grace and Luke Michael —YES, TWINS!— entered our world (with "some" assistance from my daughter, Kristi and husband, Mike) and opened a new and beautiful chapter in our lives!

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The times that try men's souls

The Big 10 and Pac 12, two of the five so-called power conferences just canceled their 2020 football seasons (and all fall sports) because of the coronavirus. So far, the SEC, ACC and Big12 are holding steady. But the dominoes are now falling.

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Justin Fields' father supports former Harrison star's decision to play

College football players all across the country are coming together to speak out against the cancellation of the 2020 season, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. One of the players leading the way as a voice for his fellow athletes is former Harrison High School quarterback Justin Fields.

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"THE EAGLE HAS LANDED"

Those words spoken by American astronaut, Neil Armstrong, crackled over the speakers at NASA’s mission control 51 years ago today. — Yes, 51 years ago! — indicating that Apollo 11 had indeed touched down on the lunar surface.

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A real live baseball game!

It wasn’t until I unfolded my chair, sat down and heard the first pop of the bat that I realized - I was watching a real, live sporting event!

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A million dollar memory

It was 35 years ago this season that Bill Elliott clinched the first ever “Winston Million” at the famed track known as the “The Lady in Black!”  And in doing so, he helped launch the sport into the intense popularity it would enjoy for the next quarter century.