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Heart Disease Ruled Cause in January Death of Reporter Ken Ward

Former WSOC reporter Ken Ward, who was found dead at his home in January, died of hypertensive heart disease, the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner’s office said yesterday.

Ward, a morning reporter at WSOC was 44 years old. At the time of his death, he had just worked his last day at the Charlotte ABC-affiliate. He was set to join WFTS, the ABC-affiliate in Tampa, in early 2012.

Prior to working at WSOC, Ward was a reporter and weekend anchor at News 14 Carolina in Charlotte. [Charlotte Observer]

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