Ken MacLeod

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Ken MacLeod is a general assignment reporter and substitute anchor at WBZ-TV News.

Before joining the Boston-based station, MacLeod worked at WKMG-TV (CBS) in Orlando, Florida where he co-anchored the station’s morning program and the top-rated noon news for three years. Prior to working in Orlando, MacLeod was co-anchor and reporter for the #1 rated noon news at WAGA-TV (CBS/FOX) in Atlanta, Georgia. He was also news anchor and interim co-host of “Good Day Atlanta,” the station’s most watched morning program. MacLeod worked as a general assignment reporter for the station from 1990 to 1996.

MacLeod’s extensive reporting resume also includes assignments at WXIA-TV (NBC) in Atlanta and WLEX-TV (NBC) in Lexington, Kentucky. During his broadcasting career, he has received numerous honors including nine Southern Regional Emmy Awards for spot news, series, general feature, news writing and outstanding field reporting. He also received 19 additional Emmy nominations in virtually every reporting category.

Born in Montclair, New Jersey, MacLeod received a bachelor of science degree in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University. While attending college he interned for WBZ-TV and WNAC-TV. MacLeod and his family currently reside in the Greater Boston area, close to where his father grew up in Lynn, Massachusetts.

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A bench dedicated on Deer Island in honor of Baby Doe. (Ken MacLeod/WBZ)

Deer Island Bench Dedicated In Baby Doe’s Name

A bench will be dedicated Friday afternoon in the name of Baby Doe, a toddler found dead on Deer Island in June who has been identified as a girl from Boston.


Elizabeth Hill was struck and killed by a plow in Fitchburg (WBZ-TV)

Father Fights For Justice After Daughter Was Killed By Snow Plow In Fitchburg

No charges have ever been filed, but her family is hoping a new lawsuit will shed light on the case.


Johnny Ro Veterans Park in Leominster (WBZ-TV)

Leominster Park To Be Dedicated To Fallen Soldier

After years of hard work a family is ready to dedicate a tribute to a fallen soldier.


Army Sgt. Christopher Vars returned to Massachusetts (Photo from Ken MacLeod/WBZ-TV)

Remains Of Soldier Killed During Korean War Return Home To Mass.

The remains of Army Sgt. Christopher Vars – who fought in World War II and then re-enlisted when the Korean War broke out, returned home on Wednesday,


Worcester's Recovery High School (WBZ-TV)

Worcester High School On Mission To Help Recovering Teen Addicts

A new school in Worcester is trying to show kids that there’s another way.


A funeral mass was held for Denise Robert in Manchester, NH Friday. (Courtesy: Ken MacLeod/WBZ-TV)

NH Woman Slain During Neighborhood Walk Laid To Rest

Friends and family said goodbye to a long-time well known member of the Manchester community.


Leicester police chief Jim Hurley created an online petition to help keep a convicted killer off the street.  (WBZ)

Leicester Police Rally Public To Keep Convicted Killer In Prison

Police are petitioning the public to help keep a man convicted of the worst crime in Leicester history behind bars.


A triple decker damaged by fire in Fitchburg. (WBZ-TV)

String Of Suspicious Fitchburg Fires Have Residents Living In Fear

A string of suspicious fires have Fitchburg residents living in fear following one that broke out on Monday morning.



Foster Family Says DCF Put Them In Custody Battle For Boy

The couple thought the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families had blessed the youngster’s move south with them.


Surveillance image from the night before the Gardner Museum heist (WBZ-TV)

Quincy Attorney Says Client Has Identified Man In Gardner Museum Video

Twenty five years after the world’s biggest art heist, newly released video may have just provided the break investigators need to solve the case.




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