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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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    SUMMIT COUNTY — Back in the winter of 1898, Breckenridge experienced a historic snowstorm that wouldn’t stop for nearly 3 months. It started on the evening of November 27, 1898 and lasted until February 20, 1899. It snowed every day in between. “It came after an Indian summer, a very mild summer,” explained Austyn Dineen, with the Breckenridge Tourism Office. “Upwards of 78 days”. Each day brought additional inches and eventually additional feet. The whole town was basically buried, forcing […]

  • New reservation system for Colorado State Parks

    DENVER — A new reservation is in place that’ll make it easier for you to book campsites at most of Colorado’s State Parks. Colorado Parks & Wildlife tested its new ‘reservation only camping’ system last year with five of its state parks. After seeing how successful it was, it implemented the system in 15 more. “Really what it is, is an elimination of the 3 day reservation window folks used to have to do before,” said Travis Duncan with Colorado […]

  • Arvada diner offers CBD in its breakfast food

    ARVADA, Colo. — A popular breakfast themed diner in Arvada is offering its customers something different with their orders: CBD. That’s right. If you head to The Cereal Box in Olde Town Arvada you can now get a bowl of your favorite cereal with some CBD sprinkled on top of it. “We actually have a dissolvable, tasteless CBD powder. It’s 100% hemp based,” said Lori Hofer, co-owner of The Cereal Box. “It’s something I think people are familiar with here […]

  • Rock mitigation forces daytime closure of Clear Creek Canyon through April

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  • Popular businesses in Lyons up for sale

    LYONS — The Boulder County community of Lyons could be losing two more popular businesses after their owners decided to put them up for sale. Clark’s Hardware and the Lyons Recorder have been staples in Lyons for decades. The Lyons Recorder, which is a weekly newspaper, has been around for a century, according to its owners. “For the best we can determine it’s been around for a little over 100 years,” said Joseph Lekarczyk, a co-owner of the publication. Lekarczyk […]

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    WINTER PARK — The Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) receives approximately 2,300 reports of avalanches every season. But CAIC believes as many as ten times more avalanches go unreported. “Colorado is one of the most dangerous states for avalanches,” said Jane Mather, a member of Grand County Search & Rescue. According to CAIC, Colorado accounts for 1/3 of all avalanche deaths that have occurred in the United States since 1950. “When you’re in an avalanche, time is not on your […]

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  • Craig boy battling MD honored at Broncos game

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  • ‘Led Zeppelin Day’ in Denver

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