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 of 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 Masters 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.
Polk County residents no longer have to wait for their appointment to get a COVID-19 shot at a Health Department vaccination site. From now on, it is first-come, first-served.
SabalPlace has 112, one, two and three-bedroom units that run between $500-$1,000 a month and has on-site case workers to help residents.
How well do you know your neighbors? People in a quiet Lake Alfred neighborhood were surprised to find out who was living -- or allegedly hiding out -- there.
The numbers are in, and they are big. According to a recent study, Lakeland Linder International Airport has an economic impact of $1.5 billion on the area.
After being canceled last year because of COVID-19, the Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo is being reborn. The fly-in returns next week at Lakeland Linder International Airport.
As of Monday morning, all adults in the state of Florida are now eligible to register and receive their dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Florida Department of Health says there is a dramatic drop in many areas in the number of people who want to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Fans of street racing say it’s an adrenaline rush. It may be, but police say it is illegal. Hundreds of people were reminded of that Sunday afternoon when law enforcement officers raided an event in Lakeland.
For some nursing home residents and their families, it's been more than a year since they were able to see one another, face-to-face. Despite the masks, the smiles were obvious at Lake Morton Plaza Tuesday.
A Lakeland man has been indicted for the murders of two people from nine months ago that investigators did not immediately realize were even related.