Ken Ward Jr.

About Ken Ward Jr.

Ken Ward, Jr. has reported on coal industry issues for nearly 20 years at The Charleston Gazette, West Virginia’s largest daily newspaper. He is a three-time winner of the Edward J. Meeman Awards for environmental reporting, one of the national journalism awards given by the Scripps Howard Foundation. In 2006, he spent six months studying coal mine safety as part of an Alicia Patterson Fellowship.