Ken Ackerman

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Ken Ackerman is a television news anchor and reporter in Portland, Oregon. In 2011, he became the lead anchor on KRCW's “Portland’s Morning News”, which airs as part of the nationally broadcast Eye Opener morning program.[1]

Ackerman graduated from the University of Southern California with a bachelor's degree in Journalism in 1983 and spent several years as an anchor and sports director at WITN and WXII in North Carolina. He moved to Portland in 1989 when he was hired as a sports reporter for KGW. After moving to KPTV in 1991, Ackerman became a fixture of Portland television, spending seven years as the host of "Good Day Oregon"[2] before heading to KATU in 2002 to serve as the host of the AM Northwest morning program until 2005.[3]

Since 2008, Ackerman has hosted “Newsmakers”, where he interviews state leaders for Comcast and CNN Headline News.[4]


  1. ^ "NW32TV's Ken Ackerman Debuts On 'Portland's Morning News'". KRCW. November 16, 2011. Retrieved May 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Ken Ackerman". Archived from the original on 2012-04-15. Retrieved 2011-12-17. 
  3. ^ Schulberg, Pete (June 7, 2005). "Anchors answer wake-up call". Portland Tribune. Retrieved May 12, 2012. 
  4. ^ "About | Comcast Newsmakers Oregon". Retrieved 2011-12-17. [permanent dead link]