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!

Recent Articles
  • Police investigate death of 23-month-old boy; family holds vigil

    DENVER — Police are trying to figure out what caused the death of a 23-month-old boy who was brought to a local hospital and was pronounced dead Wednesday morning. Family and friends gathered Wednesday night outside the child’s home to comfort each other. Homicide investigators were called to St. Joseph’s Hospital in a possible child abuse case. Questions and following up on the vehicle that transported the child to the hospital led police to an apartment complex just a few […]

  • Searchers recover body of man in Lake Granby

    GRAND COUNTY, Colo. — Crews on Monday recovered the body of 31-year-old Christoper Mullinex , who disappeared after diving from a pontoon boat in Lake Granby last week, the Grand County Sheriff’s Office said. Authorities detected what they believed to be the man’s body underwater using sonar, but a dive team was needed to confirm. The Summit County dive team helped with the search. “Our sincere condolences and thoughts are with the family and local community who are experiencing this […]

  • Rainbow Falls Campground

    Man fatally shot by stray bullet while camping ID’d

    PIKE NATIONAL FOREST, Colo. —  A-60-year old man was shot and killed while camping with his family Friday night in a secluded campground near Woodland Park. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office believes the man, who was identified Monday as Glenn Martin, was struck by a stray bullet fired about 6:30 p.m. “It is not believed to be an intentional act at this time. However, that has not been ruled out,” the sheriff’s office said. The search is continuing for the […]

  • Multiple offender gets 40 years in prison for killing Aurora teen in DUI crash

    AURORA, Colo. — The man who killed a 17-year-old Aurora teen a month before he was to graduate from high school will spend the next 40 years in prison. Ever Olivos-Gutierrez drank 10 beers on the night of March 24, 2014. While driving home, he slammed into Juan Dominguez-Palomino killing him instantly. Olivos-Gutierrez had three previous DUIs before this crash. Police said Olivos-Gutierrez was driving 80 mph when he ran a red light, crashing into the blue Camaro on East […]

  • Hardwood floor stores owner under investigation after several complaints

    PARKER, Colo. — At the Baldwin house in Parker, the kids are encouraged to keep their shoes on. The floors are bare, with only the subfloor exposed, after the family ripped out the carpet for new hardwood floors. “This isn’t ideal,” Jerimiah Baldwin said. For the past two months, Baldwin has been trying to get Michael Horton Jr. to complete the work he was hired to do. Horton, who owns several hardwood flooring companies, is under investigation by the Colorado […]

  • No sign of tuber’s body in South Platte River; search called off indefinitely

    SHERIDAN, Colo. — Dive teams spent another day in the South Platte River looking for the body of a Marine feared drowned after a tubing trip Saturday. Sheridan police requested the Army Corps of Engineers lower the water level to help aid in the search for Joe Goodwin’s body. Swift-water teams from Denver and Arapahoe counties aided in the search Tuesday morning. Chief Mark Campbell said there was a limited window to do the search before the Army Corps would […]

  • Denver police investigate three hit-and-run crashes, search for suspects

    DENVER — Denver police continued to look for multiple suspects Monday in several hit-and-run cases that sent three people to the hospital and killed a man in a Denver alleyway over the weekend. 16th Avenue and Ogden Street The first case happened Sunday at the intersection of East 16th Avenue and Ogden Street. It sent a cyclist to the hospital with a broken leg and several other injuries. The Denver Police Department issued a Medina alert for a suspect vehicle […]

  • Hail-damaged roof

    BBB warning to storm victims: Beware of shady contractors

    DENVER — The recent hail storms in the Denver metro area has companies coming in from all over the country trying to get you to pay them to fix your roof or get those dings out of your car. In the last month, the BBB of Denver has had 61 complaints about roofing contractors, landscapers, siding contractors, tree service, windows and auto body repair shops. The BBB advises you do research on any company you pick. If someone comes to […]

  • The Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive insect that is responsible for the death or decline of tens of millions of ash trees in 21 states. (Photo: Colorado.gov)

    State experts to release wasps to kill emerald ash borer beetles

    DENVER — It’s a unique plan to save tens of thousands of trees in Colorado and it involves a parasitic wasp — 1,000 of them to be exact. The Colorado Department of Agriculture hopes the wasp will kill the emerald ash borer, a shiny green beetle that has invaded the state. “It’s pretty bad,” said John Kaltenbach, a biological control specialist for the Colorado Department of Agriculture. “It’s probably the worst pest Colorado has ever seen.” The theory is the […]

  • Weld County bridge taken out by raging waters

    WELD COUNTY, Colo. — Many roads in Weld County took a beating after Saturday’s storm. The county closed roads after the South Platte River went over its banks. It was running at 11 feet, 18 inches on Sunday, which was above the flood stage. The raging waters even took out part of a bridge.

  • Heavy rain hits Denver

    Prolonged stretch of heavy rain storms damaging metro Denver homes

    DENVER — The forecast of more heavy rain Thursday night into Friday have homeowners on edge in the Denver metro area. Heavy rains for the past few weeks has caused the ground to become over-saturated, causing basements to flood. Dr. Keith Wells of Aurora has been dealing with water seeping into his basement for the past few days. “We thought we could handle it,” Wells told FOX31 Denver. “We kept mopping and mopping,” he said. At first it started as […]

  • Crestmoor Park residents upset after city council approves development

    DENVER — Hundreds of Crestmoor Park residents at Monday night’s Denver’s City Council re-zoning meeting aren’t giving up even after the  council voted in favor of the project 8-4. Opponents of the project outnumbered supporters. Many coming in by the van load to sign up to protest the idea. Hundreds were expected to speak Monday night pushing the meeting until 2 a.m. The developer needed the zoning change for the old church property to build 25 townhomes on the south side of […]

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