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[p]Ken Rees, a former Washington correspondent for ITN, who later became Head of News and Current Affairs at HTV West, has died at his home in Monmouthshire, after a long illness. He was 76. [/p][p]He is survived by his wife Lynne, son Christian and daughter Samantha and three grandchildren.[/p][p]Ken was born in Cardiff and began his broadcasting career there in 1967 at what was then Harlech Television. He then joined their reporting team at the company’s Bristol studios, and he soon became a familiar face on news and current affairs programmes.[/p][p]In 1978 he was recruited as the ITN Northern Correspondent based in Manchester and in 1981 covered one of the biggest crime stories of the time – the Yorkshire Ripper trial when Peter Sutcliffe was charged with and subsequently convicted of murdering 13 women.[/p][p]In 1985 he was appointed ITN’s Washington correspondent – one of the most prestigious postings in broadcast news – covering stories throughout North America.[/p][p]In 1991 he returned to his first newsroom, HTV in Bristol, as Head of News and Current Affairs, and later, left to join financial public relations firm Winningtons.[/p][p]Later, in retirement, he travelled the world on cruise ships with Lynne, giving talks on his career, presenting destination information, and running seminars for the passengers.[/p][p]In 2003, Ken started helping co-founders Max and Kathryn Robinson, establish their charity, Rainbows4children. He became one of their first trustees and invited his friend, Michael Buerk, to become their patron.[/p][p]When Max and Kathryn celebrated their marriage in Lalibela in 2004, Ken and Lynne were amongst a small group of close supporters who joined them, and travelled in Ethiopia together. [/p][p]Ken remained a trustee for many years and he and Lynne support children in Lalibela and at the Nicolas Robinson School in Mekele. [/p][p]In recognition of the great work of the charity, and Ken's passion and enthusiasm for their work, Ken's family have asked that donations in jis memory should help further their work with the disadvantaged young people of Mekele.[/p][p]You can read more about the work of Rainbows4children on their website: Rainbows4children.org [/p][p][br][/p]
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Jun 16, 2020

Ruth Wishart

Ken was a great man. He gave me my first job in the newsroom and I'm still there. I'll always be grateful for his faith in me.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 9, 2020

Chris Edgell

Ken, thank you for almost 48 years of friendship. Gone but never to be forgotten, RIP.

Jun 9, 2020

Bob and Anne

Thinking of you Lynne and your family at this especially sad time. We will miss having Ken around at the Village get togethers with his enlightened amusing tales.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 9, 2020

John and Jenny

Ken, you were one of a kind. We will always treasure your memory. Love and condolences to your family. John and Jenny

£104.71 plus £26.18 Gift Aid

Jun 9, 2020

Eric and Debbie Heap

A wonderful man that we had just started to get to know. His memories will last forever,

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 9, 2020

David Mannion

A great journalist and a great man


Jun 9, 2020

Shan and Roger


Jun 9, 2020

Stephanie and Dave

Sadly Missed


Jun 9, 2020

Ann Jones

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 9, 2020

Sharon Dunford

With love and memories that will last forever...xx

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid