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.
Over the last five years, a Polk County woman pocketed over $768,000 from a Winter Haven church, and used the money during trips to theme parks, for Amazon purchases and a Match.com account, the sheriff announced.
A Lakeland woman's Facebook page is helping shoppers identify businesses that require customers to wear face masks.
Polk Fire Rescue just got a special thank-you. Aaron Hall and his mom Tanya delivered 48 signs to fire stations across the county that thank firefighters, paramedics, and EMTs for what they do every day.
Lakeland is taking a creative approach to try and convince people to wear a mask to stop the spread of COVID-19. The city just kicked off a new media campaign dubbed “Mask up, COVID down.”
In the wake of George Floyd, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office wants to make something perfectly clear.
Like a commonly used thermometer gun, Theroscan uses infrared light to read your temperature. You put your wrist into a ring, and the gadget gives you an instantaneous reading.
A trendy Lakeland eatery, The Joinery, is now requiring customers wear to masks, despite what the city says.
For nearly two hours, Lakeland leaders spoke about possibly making face coverings mandatory in the city, but when the mayor moved to approve the executive order, no commissioner seconded the motion.
A Lakeland retirement community is receiving more than 400 cards, letters and presents a day after putting out a call for pen pals.
Polk County law enforcement is seeing an outpouring of gifts and messages of encouragement during this time of clashes between civil rights protestors and police.