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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!


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    CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE — The owners of ‘Thunder’, the official animal mascot of the Denver Broncos, will be honored for their generosity in early October. Sharon Magness Blake and her husband Ernie Blake care deeply about donating to organizations with important causes. “We have the same heart as the Broncos. The Broncos are very philanthropic and so are we. So it’s kind of a great partnership,” Sharon said. On October 7, Sharon and Ernie will be honored by the Children’s […]

  • Golden leaves providing treasured views of Colorado

    ROUTT COUNTY — Technically, fall is still a couple days away – but in some parts of our state, fall has already arrived in full force! Up on Rabbit Ears Pass (between Kremmling and Steamboat Springs), we discovered a treasure trove full of golden views! A good chunk of the pass is popping with color right now. To see when the leaves will shift around the rest of the state, click on our Fall Color Timeline page. To see how […]

  • Colorado ranch worker’s song will be in new Netflix film

    ROUTT COUNTY, Colo. — Music created by an operations manager at a ranch in Clark and his wife will be featured in a new Netflix movie starring Jane Fonda and Robert Redford. The movie is called ‘Our Souls at Night’. The original story was written by a man who lived in Salida. Four hours north of Salida, in the tiny mountain town of Clark, Michael Moon and his wife Dawn never expected to have this pop out of nowhere. Moon […]

  • One man’s mission to visit all 417 Nat’l Park Sites

    DENVER — A 31-year-old man is more than halfway through his mission to become the youngest person to visit all 417 National Park Service sites in the United States. Mikah Meyer embarked on the journey 18 months ago. Since then he’s visited 221 sites. He still has 196 to go. “My dad was a big fan of road trips. Often times he would joke that if he hadn’t been a pastor he may have been a trucker,” said Meyer. A […]

  • The 16th Street Mall Poet

    DENVER — Every day tens of thousands of people head to Denver’s 16th Street Mall in search of something special. It could be for clothes, shoes a new book – or simply to meet up with friends. At the corner of Wynkoop and 16th Streets (outside the Tattered Cover bookstore), there’s a man who heads to the mall five days a week to write poetry for people. He calls it ‘on-demand poetry’. To see why this poet is Unique 2 Colorado, […]

  • Take a ride on Colorado’s longest mountain coaster

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  • Frightened fans await opening of popular haunted house

    BRIGHTON, Colo. — It’s a sure sign summer is coming to a close: The 13th Floor Haunted House opens for the fall season in two weeks. The haunted house has a new home this year. Instead of its old Brighton Boulevard location, you can find it at 3400 E. 52nd Ave. The new location has more space as well as a parking lot for visitors. You can purchase tickets to The 13th Floor Haunted House on its website.

  • Parker athlete is Winter Olympic hopeful

    COLORADO SPRINGS — A Parker man is currently training at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs with hopes of making it to the 2018 Winter Games. Stephen Garbett was born in Aurora and raised in Parker. The Colorado native had always dreamed of making it to the Olympics someday. “Living at the Olympic Training Center is a dream come true,” Garbett said. Garbett is part of the USA National Bobsled and Skeleton team. He’s on the skeleton side of […]

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    DENVER — After nearly being wiped out about a hundred years ago, the North American River Otter has become one of the most successful re-introduction stories in Colorado. While their population is pretty healthy in our state, otters tend to hide from humans. Unless, of course, you head to the Downtown Aquarium in Denver. That’s where we met three otters, helping each other learn again. To learn more about their story, select ‘play’ on the video above to watch Kevin […]

  • Veteran helps homeless veterans get back on their feet

    LITTLETON, Colo. — A veteran from Littleton is helping homeless veterans across the state by raising funds to purchase boots for them. Ronald Marble spent seven years with the Army National Guard and also served two tours of duty, including one in Afghanistan. After his service was completed, he joined the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. “He’s the only homeless veterans outreach coordinator in the state of Colorado,” Marble’s wife Kathryn said. Each year, the VA hosts a homeless veterans […]

  • U2C Update: Burning Man project nearly complete

    DENVER — Back in June we introduced you to a build team from Denver constructing an interactive art structure for Burning Man. As of August 15, ‘Light Years Away‘ was nearly complete. The team plans to take it to Burning Man in Nevada next week. To learn more, watch Kevin Torres‘ Unique 2 Colorado segment by selecting ‘play’ in the video above.

  • Tyler Fey and the future of Feyline

    MORRISON — When one of Colorado’s most prominent music figures passed away in 2013, many wondered what would happen to his iconic entertainment agency. Barry Fey created ‘Feyline’ 50 years ago. He was responsible for bringing some of the biggest names in music to Red Rocks. Many even said Red Rocks wouldn’t be what it is today without Barry. To learn more about the future of Feyline and the role Barry’s son Tyler is playing in it, select ‘play’ on the […]