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.
Neighborhood associations have been begging for someone to save the steeple of the Seminole Heights Baptist Church before it's too late. As demolition begins, they say $100,000 is what it would take.
Next week, Scott Leason, who’s 65 and completely blind, will compete with hundreds of other athletes in the Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships on Lake Silver in Winter Haven.
For anyone who sees something gross but can’t look away, a new show on A&E called "Dirty Rotten Cleaners," might be must-watch TV.
Circuit court clerks around the state are writing up lists of people who are owed money by the courts.
According to a new study by the CoStar Group, rents in Tampa Bay are increasing faster than anyplace else in the entire country, up 15.6 percent since January.
Morgan and Morgan has filed suits against several state colleges and universities alleging that students paid all kinds of fees and didn’t get what they paid for because campuses were shut down during the pandemic last year.
Cuban-born author, TV host, and documentary producer Teresa Martinez says the protests in Cuba and across the US are long overdue, but it will take more than demonstrations to bring real change.
GPS is not just used for driving anymore in Haines City, which recently started using it in cemeteries to help families locate the right gravesite.
Tuesday afternoon, there were more than 80 patients hospitalized at Lakeland Regional with COVID, four in the intensive care unit. Most of the patients are under 45 and unvaccinated.
Rather than take their stuff to the landfill and pay a fee, investigators say some people are just getting rid of it anywhere they can, but anyone who gets caught illegally dumping trash could face up to five years in prison.