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Television executive

Kenneth L. Hatch, American television executive. Recipient Special Service award, United Way, 1986, Business Man of Year award, Brigham Young University, 1986, Keynote Speaker award, Eastside Insurance Women's Public Relations Banquet, 1986.


Hatch, Kenneth L. was born on August 4, 1934 in Vernal, Utah, United States. Son of Alva Le Roy and Lois Hatch.


Bachelor of Science in Banking and Finance, University Utah, 1957. Postgraduate, Stanford University. Postgrad, Harvard Graduate School Business.


General sales manager KSL, Salt Lake City, 1963—1964, KIRO-television, Seattle, 1964—1966, assistant general manager, 1965—1967, general manager, 1967—1971, senior vice president, 1971—1980, president Chief Executive Officer, 1980—1987. Chairman board, member executive committee KIRO, Inc. Senior vice president Bonneville International Corporation.

Board directors Bear Creek, Inc., Washington, Olympic Bank.


Associate chairman Boy Scouts Annual Fundraising Event, 1985. Board directors United Way King County, 1984—1986, chairman marketing committee, 1987, co-chairman communications committee, 1988. Board directors Seattle Opportunities Industrialization Center, Seattle Convention & Business Bureau.

Member advisory board Providence Hospital Foundation. Ambassador Children's Foundation Associates, 1986. Member of Sales & Marketing Executives International (president 1969), Torbet Radio Representatives, Inc.

(board directors New York City chapter 1982-1984), National Association Broadcasters & Television & Radio Political Action Committee, Seattle Chamber of Chamber (board trustees 1986-1988), Overlake Golf and Country, Washington Athletic, Bellevue Athletic, Rainier of Seattle, Seattle Advertising Club (board directors 1967).


Married Marsha Kay Rich, December 7, 1974. Children: Sean, Ryan, James, Michael, Elizabeth-Annual.

Alva Le Roy

Lois Hatch

Marsha Kay Rich

Sean Hatch

Ryan Hatch

James Hatch

Michael Hatch

Elizabeth-Annual Hatch