Kevin Torres. Reporter.
I'm a 9x Emmy Award winning Journalist with 12 years of professional experience (7 years in a large market). Since 2009, I've been a Reporter in Denver, CO (Market #17). I currently Report for KWGN-TV 'Colorado's Own Channel 2 News' on The CW. My stories also air on our sister-station, KDVR-TV, FOX31 Denver.
In July of 2016 I helped my station launch a brand new 4pm newscast on KWGN (Channel 2 News at 4pm). I serve as one of the four primary talent on the show, with a segment dedicated to showcasing the true spirit of Colorado.
My job takes me across the state of Colorado, from its biggest cities to its smallest towns. For 7 years I've visited nearly every community sprawled out across the Rocky Mountain west. From the Eastern Plains to the Western Slope and all points in between!
In 2015 I joined the Tribune duopoly in Denver (KDVR & KWGN). Initially I Reported for (KDVR) FOX31's 9pm and 10pm newscasts, before transitioning over to KWGN full-time in (July) 2016. My 'Unique 2 Colorado' stories air Monday-Friday on KWGN's 4pm newscast as well as its 7pm newscast.
I've won more than 80 awards for my reporting, photography, writing, editing and storytelling - including Nine Emmy Awards and an Edward R. Murrow Award. More recently, I won 2 additional Emmy Awards in 2016 for my Reporting and Social Media presence. A year prior, I won 2 other Emmy Awards for 'Best Writer' and for one of my small town feature stories. In 2014 I was a finalist for the National Press Photographers Association 'Reporter of the Year' Award and was also named the 3rd best Solo Video Journalist in the nation by the NPPA (National Press Photographers Association). I have also been nominated for an additional 27 Emmy Awards; the categories include: Spot News, Videojournalist, Commentator/Editorialist and Light Feature Mini-Series, Sports Reporting, Crime Reporting and Environmental Reporting. Of the 9 Emmy Awards I've won, 2 were for 'Best Writer' (2014 & 2015).
I've also won several awards from the Associated Press, the Syracuse Press Club and the National Press Photographers Association. I've also been named “Photographer of the Year” in New York State four times and received the Associated Press' highest individual honor for television news reporting.
In 2016, I won the Colorado Broadcaster's Station Award for 'Digital Interaction' for a piece I produced at KDVR about the 'Dangerous Reputation of Denver's 16th Street Mall'. I brought viewers on a LIVE behind-the-scenes tour of the mall via Facebook, 30 minutes before my LIVE Shot and story aired on TV. You can watch the winning entry, by clicking here.
Prior to KDVR/KWGN, I spent 5.5 years reporting for KUSA-TV/9NEWS in Denver, CO. At 9NEWS, my assignments ran the gamut. I was one of the first local reporters on the scene of the Aurora Theater shooting. That morning I also filed live reports for NBC's Today Show and several other programs on MSNBC. My stories also ran occasionally on NBC and the network's affiliates. Some other big stories included: Massive Wildfires, The Historic Flooding of 2014, Storm Chasing and the Deer Creek Middle School shooting.
Prior to KUSA, I worked at WSYR-TV NewsChannel 9 in Syracuse, NY. While at WSYR-TV I reported extensively from Louisiana and covered post-Katrina cleanup. In 2008, I produced, filmed and edited a 30-minute documentary by myself about a volunteer group's efforts to rebuild hurricane battered communities.
Before Syracuse, I was a weekend anchor at the CBS affiliate in Watertown, New York.
I am originally from Northern New York. I grew up in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. I attended Holland Patent High School and studied Broadcasting and Mass Communications at Oswego State University.
When I'm not at work, I enjoy hiking Colorado’s many trails and exploring the state’s beautiful mountains.
I'm a huge social media junky. You can find me on Facebook, Instagram and many other websites.
Of course, you can also reach me via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. My personal e-mail address is kevinLtorres@gmail.com. I check my e-mail obsessively (at least once every 5 minutes).
"I hope you know how many friends you have out here in ' the great beyond'! You reached out and touched us as a reporter but you have that magic quality that draws us in and makes us feel we are your personal friend as well. Not every TV personality has this quality." - Jo L.