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Favorite food? Pizza and Benihana
Favorite game? Farkel and Texas Hold ‘Em
Ideal vacation? Hawaii all day!
Travel essential? Headphones
Hobbies? Love playing video games or playing poker
Hidden talent? I know way too much about junk food
Social media you can’t live without? Instagram
Dog or Cat? Dog all the way
Favorite Movie? “Marvel Avengers” and “IT”
TV Show you can’t miss? America’s Got Talent and The Masked Singer
Someone who always makes you laugh? My Dad
Can’t have too many of? TV’s
Guilty pleasure? Sports Collectibles
If it were possible, who would you like to trade lives with? Jim Carrey
Who inspires you, why? My family inspires me! I want to be the best person I can be for each member!
If you were a car what would you be and why? I would be a Silverado because I just truck through life!
If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be? My eating habits
Would you rather spend a night out on the town with Ed Sheeran or Justin Timberlake? Justin Timberlake, he just personifies a cool dude!
Favorite food? Homemade mac and cheese & steak!
Favorite game? Any drinking game! Ha!
Ideal vacation? Anything on a beach where I can sit with a drink with an umbrella in my hand.
Travel essential? All I need is my swimsuit, cover-up, sundress, sunscreen & my hubby!
Hobbies? Singing! My husband is a musician so we love singing together for charity events, for weddings, around campfires or just in our living room with our kids.
Hidden talent? I can tell you almost every ingredient in a recipe just by tasting it! Ha!
Social media you can’t live without? Instagram
Dog or Cat? As a family we don’t have any BUT I love dogs!
Favorite Movie? “Legally Blonde”
TV Show you can’t miss? Anything Real Housewives!
Someone who always makes you laugh? CRISCO
Can’t have too many of? Dips and or condiments!
Guilty pleasure? WINE…lots of WINE
If it were possible, who would you like to trade lives with? Oprah
Who inspires you, why? My dad. He is so positive, he always sees the good people, has the best work ethic and is a great husband and father.
If you were a car what would you be and why? Toyota highlander … A safe car that is the perfect size to drive my family around in comfort 😉
If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be? I wish I was more organized!
Would you rather spend a night out on the town with Ed Sheeran or Justin Timberlake? JT no question!
Favorite food? Chicken Wings served up in a variety of ways!
Favorite game? Jeopardy!
Ideal vacation? Caribbean Cruise
Travel essential? Full Face Snorkel Mask
Hobbies? Hunting down travel deals!!
Hidden talent? Bartender & Travel Planner!
Social media you can’t live without? The original social media, radio!
Dog or Cat? The unconditionally loving D-O-G!
Favorite Movie? The Wizard of Oz
TV Show you can’t miss? Schitt’s Creek
Someone who always makes you laugh? Crisco
Can’t have too many? Good Friends.
Guilty pleasure? Any island drink – Mai Tai is my current favorite!
If it were possible, who would you like to trade lives with? My dogs. They live a better life than me.
Who inspires you, why? The people who refuse to give up when it would be so much easier. Those who manage to rise above when the odds were against them inspire me most.
If you were a car what would you be and why? Bugatti La Voiture Noire. With a $12.5 million price tag I would be cruising around Monaco, the South of France or Italy and I would be very well taken care of.
If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be? I wish I did better on less sleep!
Get to Know Ken
5 Eyewitness News welcomed Emmy Award winning meteorologist Ken Barlow back to Minnesota television in June 2011. Ken brings more than 30 years of weather forecasting experience, including 25 years in Minnesota, to the station. Ken has earned the AMS Seal of Approval and is an AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist. He is also a member of the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science). In February 2020, he earned the American Meteorological Society’s Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) designation, a professional recognition of the quality of his weather broadcasts. Among radio and television meteorologists, the CBM designation is considered a mark of distinction and recognition.
“How did you get interested in meteorology?”
I saw a tree blow down when I was 7 years old and I started reading books about weather. I always knew I would be a weatherman on TV. I had a “studio” in my bedroom where I would pretend I was on TV using an empty milk carton, with an empty toilet paper roll, set up on my dresser as my camera. And I had a big folding map that I made to hang on my wall.
“What’s the hardest part about your job?”
The hardest part about the job is getting it right. I know a lot of people depend on what I forecast.
“What does ‘Minnesota’s Weather Authority’ mean to you?”
It means we are always here watching the weather for you…good or bad. We will not let you down and you can always count on us to be here with all the latest – morning, noon, and all night long if necessary.
“What is your favorite season and why?”
I love spring because everything is coming back to life and we can all get to know our neighbors again after hibernating all winter.
“If you weren’t a meteorologist, what would you be?”
I wanted to be a senator. I was named after John F. Kennedy and my full name is Kenneth John Barlow.
Top 10 with Ken
Music: Eclectic … Neil Diamond, Motown, Eminem, Bruce Springsteen, The Weekend
Movie: Airplane! Funniest movie ever
TV Show: Schitt’s Creek was fantastic
Book: Science journals and magazines
Food: Spaghetti & meat sauce
Restaurant: Clive’s Roadhouse Burgers in Rogers is excellent
Sports Team: New England Patriots. I’m from Rhode Island and my dad signed with the Patriots back in 1960 so it’s in my genes!
Vacation Spot: Miami or anywhere there is a beach!
Holiday: Christmas – family is everything (when we get together again!)
Ken is passionate about breaking the stigma associated with mental illness and bringing awareness to bi-polar disorder. He has been awarded the Paul Wellstone Advocacy Award from the MN Psychiatric Society and he serves on the International Bipolar Foundation’s Advisory Board. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness); the Board of Directors of MN Mental Health Community Foundation; and Steering Committee for Children’s Mental Health with the Park Nicollet Foundation. Ken loves to run and has completed many marathons and triathlons. He is currently training for his first triathlon since having knee replacement last year. Ken and his wife Theresa have raised three grown children.