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Good luck trying to find a town in Colorado Kevin Torres hasn’t visited! Since 2009, the 9x Emmy Award winning journalist has trekked to every corner of the state and nearly every community in between.

Kevin is well known throughout the state for his ‘Unique 2 Colorado’ series, where he highlights interesting people, places and things.

Having grown up on a farm in Upstate New York, rural towns have a special place in Kevin’s heart. That’s why a good chunk of his stories focus on communities outside the metro area.

In July of 2016, Kevin joined the team at Colorado’s Own Channel 2 News full-time. He transitioned over from KWGN’s sister-station, FOX31 KDVR, where he first started in 2015.

Kevin’s segment ‘Unique 2 Colorado’ airs Monday-Friday on Channel 2 News at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. You can also catch Kevin’s stories occasionally on our sister-station FOX31.

Before joining the Emmy-Award winning news teams at Channel 2 and FOX31, Kevin spent five and a half years reporting for the NBC affiliate in Denver.

Kevin has covered some of Colorado’s biggest stories, including: the Aurora Theater shooting, the Black Forest Fire, the Waldo Canyon fire and the historic floods of 2013 (to name a few). Kevin also traveled to Boston to cover the Boston bombings, as well as Texas for the West, Texas explosion in 2013.

Kevin has won more than 90 awards for his reporting and his storytelling. He’s the recipient of 9 Emmy Awards, including two Emmys for ‘Best Writer’, ‘Best Live Reporter’ and ‘Best Narrator’.

In 2016, Kevin won 2 additional Emmy Awards for his stories about unique people living in Colorado’s small towns. Kevin has also been nominated for an additional 27 Emmy Awards and has won a prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for his reporting.

In 2014, Kevin was also named a finalist for the National Press Photographers Association’s ‘Reporter of the Year’ Award; a national recognition.

When he’s not working, you can find Kevin traveling throughout the beautiful state of Colorado. He loves to camp, hike, explore, sleep and watch Netflix. Kevin also loves to travel beyond state lines. You can follow his adventures on Facebook and Instagram.

Originally from Upstate New York, Kevin travels back home quite often to spend time with his two awesome nephews: Merv and Mason.

Prior to working in Denver, Kevin was a Reporter at WSYR-TV in Syracuse, NY and a Reporter/Weekend Anchor at WWNY-TV in Watertown, NY. Kevin studied Broadcasting & Mass Communications at Oswego State University.

Kevin is always on the road for Channel 2 News, searching for unique, quirky and interesting stories. If you have a story idea for Kevin, let him know!


Recent Articles
  • U2C Business of the Week: Ella Bliss Beauty Bar

    HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — Each Thursday during Channel 2 News at 4pm we like to highlight a local business that’s Unique 2 Colorado. This week, we stopped by the Ella Bliss Beauty Bar in Highlands Ranch. Ella Bliss has three locations around the metro area. It was created by two sisters four years ago. The sisters, Brooke Vanhavernaat and Kelly Huelsing, have about 90 employees and serve a couple hundred customers each day. “We are a local family-run company and we want […]

  • Colorado’s 93-year-old mailman still delivers

    GUNNISON COUNTY — A tiny town situated in the central Rockies has been receiving its mail the same way, by the same person, for more than half a century! Emory Townsend has delivered mail in the Somerset area twice a week for the last 60 years. Currently at the age of 93, he doesn’t plan to slow down anytime soon. “I guess I have to say I like driving mountain roads,” Townsend said about his job. What made it more […]

  • Viewing Colorado from a Hot Air Balloon

    STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. — Dozens of Hot Air Balloons filled the sky over Steamboat Springs this weekend, bringing a little more color to Colorado! The pilots of the balloons participated in the annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo & Glow. Folks flock to the Yampa Valley each summer to witness the show. “Oh, it’s the serenity…. you know, you’re flying with the wind. Mother Nature is with you. You’re seeing wildlife here. We’ve got eagles nest, osprey nests,” explained Skip Howles, […]

  • For Sale: Colorado’s oldest operating business

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  • Like Beer? Wanna know more about Denver? Go to Great Divide.

    DENVER — Great Divide Brewing Company is doing something unique to help native and transplant visitors learn more about their community. This summer, the craft brewery released its limited series: ‘Local Knowledge’. Each month, brewers are creating new drinks with hyper local flair. “The first Local Knowledge release was a Hazy IPA,” said Brandon Jacobs, Brewing Manager. Jacobs said the Hazy IPA flew off the shelves almost instantly. Because it’s a limited series, the brewers are only making a small […]

  • Denver Artist creating sculpture for ‘Burning Man’

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  • Big attendance numbers for Renaissance Festival

    LARKSPUR, Colo. — The Colorado Renaissance Festival is celebrating its 41st anniversary this year with all sorts of fun entertainment! From turkey legs, to costumes and entertainment – there’s something for everyone to enjoy. According to festival organizers, this season has been extra busy. On a typical weekend day, the festival’s attendance usually hovers around 12,000 people. This summer, it’s been around 14,000. You still have plenty of time to check out the Renaissance Festival. It continues every weekend through July […]

  • ‘Sand in the City’ festival returns to Arvada

    ARVADA, Colo. — The 5th annual ‘Sand in the City’ festival and competition is underway in Arvada right now and will continue through the weekend. In terms of the competition, eight teams sparred off by using more than a hundred tons of sand to create unique sculptures. “We actually bring in the sand from Fort Lupton,” explained Kami Welch, President of the Arvada Chamber. “[It’s that] sand that’s easy to build with”. The teams started constructing their sculptures Friday morning. They […]

  • The ‘Oh My Gawd’ rodeo needs YOUR help!

    IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo. — A symbol of the American West is fading away from one of Colorado’s historic mountain towns. For the last 20 years, the ‘Oh My Gawd’ rodeo lit up Clear Creek County every Friday night during the month of June. It became a tradition for folks in the area. But after years of hard work, the rodeo’s creators decided to hang up their cowboy hats. The last ‘Oh My Gawd’ rodeo was held this past weekend. “A […]

  • Erosion creates floppy new look for iconic Rabbit Ears Pass rock formation

    KREMMLING, Colo. — The next time you drive over Rabbit Ears Pass between Kremmling and Steamboat Springs, make sure to pay extra close attention to the way Rabbit Ears peak looks. According to state experts, erosion likely transformed its look. If you compare a current picture of the rock formation to one from even a year ago, you’ll notice a good chunk of one rocky rabbit ear is missing. Our friends over at Steamboat Today (Steamboat Springs’ local newspaper) produced […]

  • Weekend Roundup: PrideFest, Juneteenth, BBQ Challenge

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  • New Ute Indian Museum opens on the Western Slope

    MONTROSE, Colo. — For the first time in two years community members of Montrose have a museum where they can spend some time. The original Ute Indian Museum was built in 1956. Three years ago History Colorado (which oversees the Ute Indian Museum and 7 other community museums across the state) started building a new facility for the area. “We worked with the three Ute Tribes to really include them in the development,” said Brooke Gladstone with History Colorado. The […]