Ken Suarez is FOX 13's Polk County reporter, and his reports can be seen throughout the week. He joined the FOX 13 team in August 1998.
Ken graduated from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania and received degrees in Spanish and biology. He continued his education at Columbia University in New York where he received his Master’s degree in Journalism. He has also attended the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida for classes in "Power Reporting."
Ken worked for WVII-TV in Bangor, Maine, WINK-TV in Ft. Myers, Florida and at WTOG-TV in St. Petersburg before joining FOX 13. He has also worked at various radio station and newspapers.
Ken has received an Associated Press Award for his stories on AIDS, an award from The Better Business Bureau for a half-hour show on consumer rip-offs and an award from the National Association on Adoptable Children for a series on adoption.
Ken lives on a small farm in East Hillsborough County.
If you would like to contact Ken, you can email him at Ken.Suarez@fox.com. You can also connect with him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter @Kensuarez2.
The latest from Ken Suarez
Wildfire destroys 200 outbuildings, burns more than 650 acres in Polk County
A massive wildfire in Polk County that burned nearly 660 acres is 100% contained and is now under investigation, the Florida Forest Service said.
A Lakeland company is turning trash into fuel
A Lakeland company has decided to blaze a new trail by making a deal to turn its trash into fuel.
Sun 'n Fun returns in Lakeland: Here's what to expect
A newer, slicker Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo takes flight on Tuesday, which is opening day.
'What do I do next?': Veterans explore post-service employment options in agriculture
After serving in the military most people have a pretty important question to answer: “What do I do next?" On Friday, dozens of service-related people explored a few options.
Suspect steals wheelchair from para athlete training in Polk County
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is searching for the person or persons who stole a wheelchair from a para athlete while he was training on a lake.
Creation of Central Polk Parkway officially begins to reduce congestion in Polk County
Traffic tie-ups have unfortunately become a way of life in Tampa Bay, especially in Polk County where the population is exploding.
Lawmakers propose bill to conduct study on phosphogypsum
Decades ago before there were restrictions on the use of phosphogypsum, Parrish Road, just east of Fort Meade, was built with it.
Lakeland, Bartow, Tarpon Springs among 30 cities that issued proclamations for fake country
No matter how hard you try, you won't be able to find the country of Kailasa on a map. That's because it doesn't exist.
Bay Area family moving out of Florida after new law restricts gender-affirming care for transgender youth
Heather St. Armand, a Tampa Bay area resident, reached her breaking point after a new law took effect this week that restricts gender-affirming care for transgender youth.
DeSantis visits Winter Haven, says Florida COVID policies benefitted state's economy
The governor made comments against public health regulations on the three-year anniversary of the first confirmed cases of COVID in Florida.