Associate Producer, KCTS9/EarthFix
Ken Christensen is an associate video producer at KCTS9 in Seattle, Washington, as part of EarthFix, an environmental journalism collaboration led by Oregon Public Broadcasting in partnership with six other public media stations in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
Ken has written and produced video for Crain's New York Business, where he launched the publication's video department.
Ken has a master's degree in journalism from the City University of New York.
Food | Science | Environment | Nation | WorldEarthFix | Sept. 19, 2017 8:19 a.m.
Scientists predict that plastic in the ocean will eventually outweigh the fish there. Where is it all coming from? And is it making our food unsafe? Researchers are trying to find the answers.
Water | Science | Pacific Ocean | Environment | Food | Flora and FaunaKCTS9/EarthFix | Sept. 14, 2017 1:40 p.m. | Seattle
Scientists predict that plastic in the ocean will eventually outweigh fish in the ocean. But how many of those plastics are ending up in our seafood, and where are they coming from?
Thought to be extinct for nearly a century, the island marble butterfly was rediscovered on San Juan Island. Now biologists are trying to keep the butterfly from getting squeezed out.
News | Technology | Recreation | EnvironmentKUOW/EarthFix | Aug. 10, 2017 6:15 a.m. | Mount Rainier National Park
Soon, there could be cell service at Mount Rainier National Park.
News | Sustainability | Environment | localKCTS9/EarthFix | April 26, 2017 5:30 p.m.
King County is updating the mantra, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” with the addition of a fourth R: Repair.
You’ve heard of Keystone XL. And you know all about Dakota Access. But have you heard of TransMountain, which could soon be the biggest pipeline of them all?
In Northwest Washington, a group of scientists and volunteers are searching for sick swans and trying to save them before it’s too late.
News | local | Science | Environment | Health | Battle ReadyKCTS9/EarthFix | Dec. 1, 2016 noon | Richland, Washington
Hanford Nuclear Site cleanup workers must fight for acknowledgement their illnesses stem from on-the-job exposures. From our series Battle Ready: The Military’s Environmental Legacy In The Northwest.
local | News | Pacific Ocean | Climate change | Environment | Animals | Science | Battle ReadyEarthFix | Dec. 1, 2016 noon | Olympic National Forest, Washington
The military's expanded presence in the Northwest creates new challenges for those who want quiet places to remain so. From our series Battle Ready: The Military’s Environmental Legacy In The Northwest.
A solution to Northwest guitar makers' need for ethically and sustainably sourced hardwood may be growing in their own backyard. But can science help give them more beautiful maple wood?
Top Northwest officials and a member of President Obama’s cabinet will gather Tuesday for the renaming of a wildlife refuge near Olympia in honor of one of the region’s best known Native American leaders.
Despite pledges to responsibly recycle old TVs and other unwanted electronics with toxic materials inside, an investigation tracks e-waste from the U.S. to unregulated scrapyards in Hong Kong.
A mini-documentary about a Seattle non-profit that deploys hidden GPS trackers to find out if pledges are being kept to process hazardous electronics in the U.S. when American consumers take them to be recycled.
The chickens are the stars in our 3-minute video explaining how carbon pricing works.
With the release of seven fishers Thursday, the weasel-like mammal is back in Washington's south Cascades after a 70-year absence.