Charles most recently was National Brand Manager of IHeartMedia's News/Talk and Sports stations. Previously, he programmed iHM's Talk KSTE and N/T KFBK in Sacramento. Charles left iHM December 2014.
At KNX, Charles will fill the program void left by Andy Ludlum, who excited the CBS Radio station last September.
A 30+ year programming veteran, his previous programming experiences include Houston, Syracuse, Miami and Atlanta.
“You’d be hard-pressed to find a programmer with as much experience and success in the news format as Ken,” CBS RADIO/Los Angeles SVP/Market Manager Dan Kearney said.
“He is one of the most respected managers of news operations in the country and during this seminal, fast-changing period of how people get their news, he is uniquely qualified to build upon KNX’s reputation as Southern California's news, traffic and information authority.”
"I can't wait to begin working for CBS RADIO, a company committed to local news, and the team of award-winning professionals at KNX, L.A.'s heritage home for local news and traffic,” said Charles.
“I’m thankful to Chris Oliviero, Scott Herman, Dan Kearney and Kevin Weatherly for giving me this incredible opportunity."