MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - WSFA 12 News is pleased to announce the addition of Ken Hare to the news team. Ken is no stranger to central Alabama as he served the last 28 years as the Editorial page editor of the Montgomery Advertiser. He will now supply content to wsfa.com with long-form stories covering statewide issues. Ken will also serve as a political analyst assisting in election coverage as well as coverage of the Alabama legislature.
"I am excited to have Ken join our newsroom, he brings so much expertise and knowledge," said WSFA 12 News, News Director Scott Duff. "Ken will be a true asset bringing perspective to critical issues for our viewers and readers on all of our platforms."
Ken is a native of Anderson, South Carolina, graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in journalism and served in the South Carolina Air National Guard, 1968-1975. He is a distinguished journalist working as a state government reporter and metro editor for The State newspaper in Columbia, S.C.; was editor of the Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Sun News; special assignments reporter, state editor, city editor and assistant managing editor of the Greenville (S.C.) News; as well as managing editor of the Montgomery Advertiser. Ken has taught journalism courses at Coastal Carolina College, the University of South Carolina, USC-Spartanburg, Alabama State University, Huntingdon College, and Auburn University Montgomery.
"It is an honor to become a part of WSFA 12 News, especially because of the news team's impressive history of serving central and south Alabama. I've worked with many of WSFA's journalists in the past and know how dedicated and professional they are," said Ken Hare.
Over the years, Ken has won numerous writing awards for news and editorials from the Associated Press, S.C. Press Association, Alabama Press Association and the Gannett Corp. He is the author of "They Walked to Freedom; the Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott." Ken's also served on numerous boards in Montgomery, including the River Region United Way, Leadership Montgomery, Boys and Girls Clubs, the Britton YMCA and currently volunteers with Meals on Wheels and United Way. He is also a graduate of Leadership Montgomery and Leadership Alabama.
"When a talent like Ken Hare becomes available you look for ways to get them on your team. While Ken was at the Montgomery Advertiser, he was a contributor to our newscasts serving as a political analyst. Then, after he retired from the paper a few weeks ago, this opportunity became a great fit for us and Ken", said WSFA 12 News V.P. and General Manager Collin R. Gaston.
You can look for Ken's work the week of August 66th on wsfa.com.