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.
Now that it's legal - again - to grow hemp in Florida, farmers are wasting no time getting plants in the ground.
A chain-reaction caused a fiery crash on Interstate 75, according to investigators. Those flames consumed two vehicles, and took the lives of the two drivers.
Two Bartow High School students are petitioning Polk County Schools to hire full-time counselors for every school.
Operation Reveille provides an apartment for homeless veterans. Using federal dollars, the initiative is providing housing for 25 homeless vets in Hillsborough County.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd detailed the arrests of 31 men in two-month-long investigations -- one involving child porn and the other involving sex offenders on Halloween.
It was a ride they will remember for the rest of their lives.
Officer Chad Landry was charged with DUI Saturday after being pulled over in a police SUV by an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy. The deputy said that Landry, who was recently assigned to the canine unit, was driving erratically, swerving, and hit a median.
Fancy Osborne's budget is tight these days. Her landlord evicted her, her fiancé, and their 2-year-old daughter and they now live in a motel in Winter Haven, along with the families of 40 other children.
The last dairy in Polk County may close after getting slammed by a tornado that swept through the Lakeland area in October.
The specter of Halloween comes but once a year, for most of us, but the owners of a Davenport restaurant say they are always in the presence of things that go bump in the night.