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Good luck trying to find a town in Colorado Kevin Torres hasn’t visited! Since 2009, the 11x 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 of Colorado for his Unique 2 Colorado feature series, which highlights unique people, places and things in our state. Having grown up on a farm in Upstate New York, rural towns and small communities have a special place in Kevin’s heart.

In the Spring of 2015, Kevin joined the KWGN Channel 2 News Team. He also reports for KWGN’s news partner, KDVR FOX31. Kevin’s segment ‘Unique 2 Colorado’ airs Monday-Friday on Channel 2 News at 4pm and Channel 2 News at 7pm.

Before joining the Emmy-Award winning news teams at Channel 2 News and FOX31, Kevin spent five and a half years reporting for 9NEWS 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 80 awards for his reporting and his storytelling. He’s the recipient of 11 Emmy Awards, including the Emmy for ‘Best Writer’ (two years in a row – 2014 & 2015), Best Live Reporter and Best Narrator. In 2017, Kevin won 2 additional Emmy Awards for his Unique 2 Colorado feature series. Kevin has also been nominated for an additional 31 Emmy Awards and he also 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.

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.

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.

The two things he misses most about Upstate New York are his family and Buffalo Wings. His favorite part about living in Colorado? Being landlocked. Kevin is deathly afraid of whales.

Kevin lives in the LODO section of Denver. Like most LODO girls, he prefers boxed wine.

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! Send him a message on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/kevinLtorres or e-mail him directly at kevin.torres@kwgn.com

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    MOFFAT COUNTY — Craig Middle School’s 8th grade football team, ‘The Bulldogs’, played off against their long-time rivals, Steamboat Springs this week, in what’s being considered one of the most memorable games to ever take place in northwest Colorado. For the team’s honorary captain, JP Price, it was an extra special night. “We’re here to support this young man and to show him what it’s all about,” said the team’s coach, Tony Maneotis. JP is bound to a wheelchair. The […]

  • Mock gas line explosion in Golden

    GOLDEN —  A mock gas line explosion took place in Golden on Wednesday to educate emergency officials on what should be done in this sort of situation. The event was put on by Colorado 811, the non-profit notification center for Colorado. Prior to digging anywhere in the state, folks need to call 811. “In doing that they make sure to get all of their utility lines marked and at that point they are free to dig. They can avoid damaging […]

  • Students learn lesson in distracted driving

    A pilot program being put on by the U.S. Army is helping kids understand the importance of not driving while being distracted. Watch the video above to see Kevin Torres’ Unique 2 Colorado report.

  • Murals bring new life to underprivileged Denver school

    DENVER — One of Denver’s underprivileged schools is receiving a unique and creative gift. Cheltenham Elementary is partnering with the RAW (Re-imaging the Arts Worldwide) project to bring more than two dozen stunning murals to its school. Cheltenham is located in Denver’s West Colfax neighborhood. “Murals aren’t commonly on public schools in this number,” said Felicia Manzanares, the school’s principal. RAW is based out of Miami. It had been looking at Cheltenham for years. “It seemed like it was going […]

  • Denver’s music industry is growing faster than its energy, aerospace and biotech industries

    DENVER — ‘Grandoozy’ is officially underway in Denver. The three day music festival, which brings in big named acts like Stevie Wonder and Florence and the Machine, kicked off Friday afternoon at Overland Park. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend it this weekend. They’ll help provide an economic boost to the state’s growing music industry. All in all, Colorado’s music industry is responsible for more than 1,600 jobs and more than $1.4 billion in revenue. More than […]

  • Garages, fences and homes used for art in Boulder

    BOULDER — Competing with public artwork produced in big cities can be tough for smaller communities. In Boulder, some creative folks came up with a unique idea to deal with that. It’s part of the community’s Creative Neighborhoods program, which uses city funds (provided by taxpayers) to commission local artists to produce murals on garage doors, fences and homes. “They were trying to get different locations all over the city so that every neighborhood was represented,” said Alexa Allen, a […]

  • You can rent Downtown Denver’s oldest residence on Airbnb

    DENVER — Downtown Denver’s oldest residence is now available for rent on Airbnb. The old Curry-Chucovich House was built in 1888. It has two empty parking lots on each side of it. It’s situated at 1439 Court Place. “It’s been among the pantheon of our landmarks for a long time and is unique in several ways,” said Annie Levinsky, Executive Director of Historic Denver. Denver has 52 historic districts and about 355 designated landmarks. The Curry-Chucovich House is one of […]

  • CRUSH Walls transforms Denver’s RiNo district

    DENVER — The CRUSH Walls festival in Denver wrapped up this weekend and completely transformed the look of the city’s RiNo district. The urban art festival lasted 7 days and brought 77 art happenings to town. It lured artists from all over the country to town to create spectacular murals in RiNo’s (River North) hidden nooks and crannies. “People take a lot of this art for granted and it’s great to highlight it in a way they do here. Like […]

  • Hickenloopers marks 5-year anniversary of Colorado’s historic floods

    LYONS, Colo. — This week marks five years since historic, deadly floods devastated parts of Colorado. The flooding impacted 24 counties, causing nearly $4 billion in damage. More than 1,800 homes were destroyed. In all, 27 state highways were shut down during the flooding, covering some 485 miles. It cost more than $700 million to repair and rebuild those roads. In Lyons on Monday, Gov. John Hickenlooper addressed the community about its progress. “The one thing that struck me that […]

  • Meow Wolf bringing new ride to Elitch Gardens

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  • Historic move for locomotive in Golden

    GOLDEN — An historic locomotive, weighing in at 400,000 lbs., was moved from MillerCoors to The Colorado Railroad Museum on Wednesday. In order to complete the task, crew members had to hoist it up with four sidebooms that looked like giant bulldozers. “How many times have you seen a locomotive roll down the middle of a street?” joked Donald Tallman, Executive Director of The Colorado Railroad Museum. The locomotive is a diesel locomotive from 1985. It had been stored at […]

  • Agnes, the 101-year-old nurse

    AURORA — At 101-years-old, Agnes Hansen still wishes she could serve her community as a nurse. After all, she spent decades in that capacity here in Colorado. “That’s all I did and I love it,” she recalled. Hansen graduated from the CU School of Nursing in 1941, which was the same year the United States entered WWII. “I got all the boys back from the South Pacific that had been gone for 3 years,” she explained, referring to U.S. soldiers. […]