Ken Rosato of WABC-TV began his tenure there as a freelance reporter. Rosato speaks five languages and holds an undergraduate degree in television radio from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He also earned a master's degree in languages from NYU.
Rosato speaks English, Spanish and Italian fluently, and he is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. Rosato won five New York Emmy awards for his work and received a Suncoast Emmy Award nomination for his work in Florida.
Before his stint at WABC, Rosato worked at another station in New York where he appeared on the morning and noon news broadcasts. Before New York, Rosato worked as a reporter at WFOR-TV in Florida. While in Florida, Rosato reported on the 2000 presidential election recount and on the Elian Gonzales conflict. Prior to joining WABC, Rosato also served stints as a radio reporter and as a news director.
Rosato began at WABC in 2003 and rose to morning co-anchor in 2007. He replaced Steve Bartelstein, who WABC fired for sleeping through a news broadcast. While a reporter, a tractor trailer nearly ran Rosato and his crew over during a live broadcast. Rosato did not suffer any injuries from the incident.
Rosato's hometown is New Rochelle, New York, but he lives in New Jersey as of 2015.