Good luck trying to find a town in Colorado Kevin Torres hasn’t visited! Since 2009, the 12x 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 FOX31/Channel 2 News team. Kevin’s ‘Unique 2 Colorado’ segment airs Monday-Friday on FOX31 at 5pm and Channel 2 News at 4pm/7pm.

Before joining the Emmy-Award winning news team at FOX31/Channel 2, 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 90 awards for his reporting and his storytelling. He’s the recipient of 12 Emmy Awards, including the Emmy for ‘Best Feature Series’ (Unique 2 Colorado’, ‘Best Writer’ (two years in a row – 2014 & 2015), Best Live Reporter and Best Narrator. In 2019, Kevin won an additional Emmy Award for his feature reporting. He’s also the recipient of a prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for ‘Sports Feature’ 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, play Dungeons & Dragons, sleep and watch Netflix.

Kevin is a ‘Burner’. He’s been to Burning Man 3 times now and is heavily involved in the local arts scene. He’s looking forward to his 4th burn in 2020.

Kevin is originally from Upstate, New York. He grew up outside of the Rome/Utica area (where most of his family still resides).

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 (especially his two nephews: Mason & Merv). Kevin’s favorite part about living in Colorado? Being landlocked. Kevin is deathly afraid of whales (don’t ask)…

Kevin lives in the LODO section of Denver. Kevin is an avid runner; you’ll likely find him running around Downtown Denver, LODO or the River North Arts District (RiNo).

Kevin is always on the road for FOX31 and Channel 2, 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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