Back in September of 2009, I traded the Adirondack Mountains for the Rocky Mountains. I spent my entire life in Northern New York up until the move to Colorado.
Prior to working at 9NEWS, I worked as Reporter for three years at the ABC affiliate in Syracuse, NY - WSYR-TV NewsChannel 9.
I got my start in TV at a tiny television station in Watertown, NY in 2004 - which is located near the Canadian border.
The station? WWNY-TV 7News. I spent two years at WWNY in the North Country reporting from some pretty far out places.
I've got a pretty sweet gig at 9NEWS. When I'm not reporting from the Front Range, you'll find me far, far away from the bright lights of Denver. Often times I'll pack up my news vehicle and head 4+ hours in to the mountains to small towns to tell unique stories.
More than anything I really enjoy being on the road. My happiest days at work are when I'm 4+ hours away from the newsroom.
In the last 8 years I've been fortunate enough to rack up a pretty lengthy list of awards. Some of the more notable awards include: An Emmy Award for Best Live Reporter (2011), the Associated Press' Highest Individual Honor for Television News Reporting in New York State, "Photographer of the Year" in New York State from the Associated Press, multiple awards for my reporting/writing/photography and editing from the National Press Photographers Association, more than a dozen awards from the Syracuse Press Club and two CABJ Awards for my reporting.
I also received five additional Emmy nominations since I started at 9NEWS.
You can usually find me on 9NEWS at 9pm/10pm. When I'm not on the air, chances are I'm working on 9NEWS' Storytellers segment, which I help manage for the station.
Since 2009, I've had a chance to visit a good chunk of Colorado. You can read about my adventures by visiting my blog: www.kevintorrestravels.com.
You can view some of my favorite stories and get to know me a little bit better by visiting my website: www.kevintorres.com.
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