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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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Memorial Fund Established For WSOC, WFTS Reporter Ken Ward

A memorial fund has been established for former WSOC reporter Ken Ward, who died last week days before he was due to start at WFTS in Tampa.

The fund was established by Ward’s widow, Leticia, and will go toward funeral expenses and memorial fees, as well as to ship items Ward wanted his son to have, according to Qcitymetro.

He worked at WSOC for a year before his death. His first day at WFTS, where he was going to be a reporter, was slated for January 9. Ward’s cause of death remains unknown.

Few Details In Death Of WSOC, WFTS Reporter Ken Ward

A cause of death has not yet been determined for reporter Ken Ward, according to the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner’s office.

Ward died this morning, less than a week after his last day at Charlotte ABC-affiliate WSOC. He was set to join Tampa ABC-affiliate WFTS as a reporter next week.

WSOC general manager Joe Pomilla says the station has no information on the cause of Ward’s death. “All I know is that the ME stated the cause of death was unknown at this time,” he tells TVSpy in an email.

Bill Fish, an investigator at the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner’s office, confirms Ward’s cause and manner of death are “pending.”

WFTS news director Doug Culver confirms Ward was scheduled to start at the station on Monday. He says the reporter had planned to stop by the newsroom later this week to say hello. Read more

WSOC, WFTS Reporter Ken Ward Dies At 44

Ken Ward, who until last week was a reporter at WSOC in Charlotte, died this morning of unknown causes. He was 44.

Ward’s last day at WSOC was December 30. According to the station, he was set to join WFTS, the ABC-affiliate in Tampa, as a reporter this month.

According to Qcitymetro, Ward’s body was picked up from the Presbyterian-Huntersville Hospital at 6 a.m. this morning. The cause of death was not immediately known. A statement on the WSOC website confirms Ward’s death, but does not provide additional details.

Ward joined the station in January 2011. He was a reporter for the morning newscasts on ABC-affiliate WSOC and sister station WAXN.