Ken Boddie Biography
Ken Boddie is an American Emmy award-winning anchor, producer, assignment editor, and reporter working for KOIN 6 News in Portland, Oregon. He joined the station in January 1985. Previously, he worked at KPTV-12 as a News anchor and reporter.
Ken Boddie Education
After graduating from high school and earning her High School Diploma, she had to further her education. He joined the Cornell university in 1975 and pursued a Bachelor of Arts (B.A), in political science and Government in 1979.
Ken Boddie Career
Boddie says, “Find your passion and pursue that as a career. You’ll be a lot happier, and you’ll naturally put in the effort to be successful.” He is an anchor, producer, assignment editor, and reporter at KOIN 6 News in Oregon. Boddie co-anchors of “KOIN 6 News This Morning “ every weekday and produces a weekly segment called “Where We Live”. The segment gives Portland viewers the backstory of local landmarks, historical figures, street names, and events.
He joined KOIN 6 as an assignment editor and producer become becoming a reporter and anchor. Boddie has been KOIN’s City Hall Reporter, legislative reporter, and business reporter over the years. Prior to joining the KOIN 6 News, he worked at KPTV-12 Now FOX-12 as a reporter and producer. His broadcasting career began at WHCU, the campus radio station at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. While there, he caught the broadcasting bug, as he covered campus events for the station. It stirred an interest in public affairs and government.
Upon college graduation, he headed back to his home of Rochester, New York where he landed a job at WDKX radio, and eventually moved up to news director. From there, the local ABC affiliate television station hired him as a reporter. After a short time away in Trinidad, West Indies, Ken came to Portland and fell in love with the Northwest. Throughout his career, he has covered multiple stories including school shootings, political scandals, flooding, and earthquakes.
Ken Boddie Age
Boddie was born on march 28 in Rochester, Newyork. likes to keep his personal life private and hence has not yet disclosed the year he was born. He celebrates his birthday on the 28th of March every year. However, he might be in his 50s.
Ken Boddie Height
Boddie stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 5 inches.
Ken Boddie Family
Boddie was born and raised in Rochester, New York, United States. He was raised in a family of four, his mother Nelly Peyton, his father Alexander, and his younger sister, Una.
Ken Boddie Wife
Boddie is happily married to his beautiful wife. He manages to keep his information away from the limelight. The duo is blessed with two lovely children Jessica and Anika.
Ken Boddie Net Worth
Boddie has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned from his successful career as an anchor, producer, assignment editor, and reporter.
Ken Boddie Salary
Boddie earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Ken Boddie Awards
Boddie has received multiple awards and honors throughout his career. In 2022, he won a regional Emmy for his role anchoring Eye on Northwest Politics, and in 2021 he won a regional Emmy for his story on his response to a racist letter he received in the fall of 2020. In 2017, he received the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Silver Circle Award.
This award is awarded for journalistic excellence with at least 25 years in television. (NATAS is the EMMY Awards Organization). He has been recognized by the Associated Press for his work and has received numerous civic awards. In 2016, Boddie was awarded one of Portland’s highest civic honors when he was named an honorary Royal Rosarian.
Ken Boddie Charity
Boddie is known for his community work, especially with young people. He is a former Board Member of PDXJazz, which produces the Portland Jazz Festival every February. His support of local musicians is well-known, as he often acts as an emcee for events in Portland’s vibrant events.
Ken Boddie KOIN 6
Boddie works at KOIN 6 where he works alongside other famous KOIN 6 anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;
- Jeff Gianola
- Elizabeth Dinh
- Jenny Hansson
- Emily Burris
- Wayne Havrelly
- Natasha Stenbock
- Kelley Bayern
- Josh Cozart
- Mary Loos
- Steve Pierce
- Adam Bjaranson
- Brenna Greene
- Jamie Hudson