Ken Vincent

News Director

Ken Vincent is a veteran of public radio going back, oh, let's just say 30-plus years.   Back then, after short stints in commercial radio in his native state of Washington, he broke into public radio as news director and local Morning Edition host for public station KTOO-FM in Juneau, Alaska.  In the mid-1980s, he returned to Seattle and over the course of the next 25 years worked a news reporter, local program host, producer, announcer, editor, and program engineer for Seattle NPR station KUOW.  At, let's just say, a certain age, he happily fled Pacific Northwest weather to return to a place where he lived briefly when he was younger: Southern California.  Now here at 91.9 KVCR for the past let's just say 6-plus years, Ken has considered himself very fortunate to have a job with hours that allow him to bypass rush-hour commutes in order to report on rush-hour commutes.  Hear Ken Vincent do Inland Empire traffic, weather, news, and feature interviews weekday mornings on 91.9 KVCR's Morning Edition.  Hear, read, and see local, state, and NPR News and podcasts at

A Riverside County judge has granted a request by prosecutors to keep a Perris couple from having any contact or communication with the children they're charged with abusing, neglecting, and torturing for years.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

U.S. Geological Survey

A 4.0 earthquake - centered in the mountains between Riverside and Orange Counties - shook parts of Southern California early this morning.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Rachel Garner, Cal Berkeley Alumni Association

The University of California Board of Regents has delayed a vote on a proposed tuition increase until May.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

In Banning, a public hearing will be held at Banning High School starting at 5 this afternoon on the proposed construction of a long-awaited frontage road from Banning to Cabazon.  The road was conceived in part to provide motorists with an escape route in the event of a closure of the I-10.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

KABC TV Los Angeles

Riverside County prosecutors today will ask a judge to issue an order preventing a Perris couple from seeing or otherwise communicating with their children.  The couple is charged with torturing, abusing, and holding their 13 children captive at home for years.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

UCLA Daily Bruin

Against the expressed wishes of Governor Jerry Brown, University of California regents will today (Wednesday) vote on a proposed tuition increase for UC students.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.


An after-action report on San Bernardino County's response to the 2015 terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center will be delayed by at least six months.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, begins a new series of Tuesday morning conversations with KVCR's Ken Vincent.  Dr. Husing reviews the past year's economy - and his predictions for last year - in preparation for the IEEP annual State of the Region/Inland Empire Economic Forecast luncheon on Thursday, March 29, at the Doubletree Inn Ontario.  (more info on the luncheon presentation is at

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A horrific criminal incident took place yesterday (Monday) on an Inland Empire freeway.  A woman drove a stolen truck through miles of wrong-way traffic on the 210 freeway between San Bernardino and Claremont, resulting in several injury collisions and a death.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Officials in Texas say they recall no interaction with the family of David and Louise Turpin, who are charged in Riverside County with torture, child abuse, and false imprisonment of 12 of their 13 children in their current home in Perris.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Riverside County's fire department is operating under an interim fire chief, after the current chief was dismissed by the powers that be in Sacramento.  KVCR's Ken Vincent explains.

California is experiencing a statewide record low unemployment rate.  And the Inland Empire also has one of the lowest jobless rates in recent memory.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Longtime Inland Empire journalist and KVCR contributor Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review some of the Inland Empire's top news stories this week, including:

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

In spite of California's new law declaring itself a "sanctuary state,"  there are reports that federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are planning a massive immigration "sweep" in parts of the state.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

California's community colleges and universities are urging their students who are DACA recipients to take advantage of what may only be a temporary window to renew their temporary status.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Today, celebrations around Southern California will mark the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, inclduign an inaugural MLK Day parade in Murrietta.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

Chino Police Dept.

An inmate has escaped from the men's detention center in Chino.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Cal State San Bernardino was locked down for hours last night (Wednesday) after a bullet hit a building on campus.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

KTLA 5 TV Los Angeles

Some 150 homes that were in last fall's Canyon Fire burn area in southwest Corona are under mandatory evacuation orders because of the risk of damaging mudflows and debris from the hills above those homes.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

An Inland Empire immigrants advocacy group is praising a California federal judge 's ruling that puts President's Trump's cancellation of DACA on hold, at least temporarily.  More form KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Stan Lim, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG

Voluntary evacuation orders were issued yesterday for residents of south Corona who's homes are in the Canyon Fire burn area.  The Canyon Fire burned 2,600 acres last fall, and there is concern that today's heavy rain could cause flooding and mudslides that would put homes in the burn area in danger.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Billionaire California political activist Tom Steyer says he will not run for office this year... but he says he will spend millions of dollars helping to finance Democratic candidates running for Congress.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Inland Empire Economic Partnership Chief Economist John Husing and KVCR's Ken Vincent conclude Dr. Husing's series of segments comparing and contrasting the economic and social data from Riverside County with San Bernardino County.  In This segment, Dr. Husing summarizes the relationship between the IE's two counties.

CBS Local 2 Los Angeles via You Tube

After a hot, dry 2017, the Inland Empire is finally going to get some significant rain this week - and our local mountains will get some snow accumulation - as a wet weather system moves across Southern California tonight through tomorrow.  Details on what to expect from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Longtime Inland Empire journalist and KVCR contributor Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review some of the Inland Empire's top news stories this week, including:

A man caught on video delivering a brutal roadside punch to an off-duty San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputy who later died has been charged with murder.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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A stray miniature pot-bellied pig - who was apprehended in Jurupa Valley this past weekend while paying what had become a daily visit to a couple of neighborhood dogs - is being held at a Riverside County animal shelter, awaiting his owners to come bail him out.  KVCR's Ken Vincent tells the story.

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People in the Inland Empire who wanted to take advantage of California's new law legalizing recreational marijuana had to search for the few, sometimes far-flung outlets in our region that were open and selling product to the public.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

For the first time in years, the city of Riverside will have a float in the Tournament of Roses Parade.  Residents ranging from Riverside city employees to local schoolkids have been helping with the float.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

Temecula - the epicenter of Southern California's wine country - will bring in the new year with a replica of a giant bunch of grapes descending down the City Hall clock tower during the New Year countdown.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.