Tak Landrock is a multiple award-winning investigative reporter at KDVR FOX 31. He has built a legacy and reputation for policy changing consumer driven investigations over his nearly 20 year career in Colorado.
Tak’s investigations have exposed waste and protected the public. Many of Tak’s investigations have had a compelling national impact. After finding flaws in the operations at the United States Postal Service, the agency was forced to change the way it delivers mail in states where it snows after Tak’s investigation.
Tak broke the exclusive investigation concerning a pay-off from a nationally known church to a young man to remain quiet about alleged sexual abuse from his pastor, Ted Haggard.
His detailed reports also hold city and state leaders accountable. He documented the Teller County Building Department’s failure to do proper home inspections. Another investigation exposed overspending in one of southern Colorado’s largest school districts. The report found the local superintendent wasting taxpayer money on extravagant dinners, BBQ grills and popcorn machines. After the reports aired, the superintendent was forced to resign and two school board members were recalled.
Tak has won some of the highest honors in broadcasting. He has won four regional Edward R. Murrow awards, an Emmy and has been honored with awards from the Colorado Broadcasters Association. He was named the best “Specialty Reporter” for his investigations four years in a row.
He won an award from the Associated Press for his investigation into “Postal Employee Shortages” during the holiday season, which forced carriers to work past midnight delivering the mail.
Readers of the “Colorado Springs Independent” and the “Gazette” named Tak the best reporter in southern Colorado several years in a row.
Tak has also covered many major national stories including the Columbine High School shooting, the arrest of the Texas Seven, Waldo Canyon Fire, Aurora Theater Shooting and the Hayman wildfire.
Before making the move to KDVR FOX 31, Tak worked at KMGH-TV for the CALL7 Investigators. Prior to moving to the Mile High City, Tak investigated at KRDO-TV in Colorado Springs.
On his free time, Tak loves to enjoy beautiful Colorado! When he’s not working, you may find Tak at one of his favorite Denver sushi restaurants!