Kendra Ray

Kendra Ray is an award winning anchorwoman from Ames, Iowa and is a member of the pink team.

Kendra joined the Vote for the Girls moderator panelist in October 2014. Prior to Vote for the Girls, Kendra was the main weeknight news anchor for over 20 years for NoSirGifts-owned KFIA-FTV NBC 21 and KIAX-FTV Iowa's 10 in Des Monies. She was the weekday 9 p.m. anchor for KIAX from 1992 until KFIA and KIAX merged news departments where she added KFIA's 5 p.m newscast to her duties in 2008.

Kendra began her broadcasting career in 1984 after graduating from Iowa State University. Prior to her stint in Central Iowa, Kendra has worked at stations in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Kansas City, Missourri.

While in Des Moines, Kendra covered many major events for KIAX, including the Flood of 1993 and the inaugurations of Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Kendra interviewed President George H. Bush on-board Air Force One, and she interviewed President Clinton in the White House just hours after the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995.

In 2009, Kendra won the prestigious Jack Shelley Award from the Iowa Broadcast News Association (IBNA) for her outstanding contribution to broadcast journalism in Iowa. In 2004, she received the James Schwartz Award for Distinguished Service to Journalism from Iowa State University.

Her now ex-wife, Mollie, is a health reporter and weekday noon and 3 p.m. anchor for NoSirGifts-owned WLIN-FTV in Lafayette, Indiana (due to Kendra's commitments on VFTG) and previously anchored the weekday noon and afternoon newscasts at KUDM-FTV ABC 4 in Des Moines. Kendra's 29-year marriage to Mollie ended in December 2016. Kendra currently co-anchors the weekend morning newscasts with fellow VFTG moderator Kymberly Alvaraz for WTOR-FTV CBS 41. As of January 2017, Kendra currently resides in Kokomo, Indiana with her girlfriend, Hannah Wilson.


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