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.
Swans I overpopulated Lakeland lake to be sold in pairs to people with a safe bird environment and body of water.
Employees that were laid off from Seamsong, Miller's Ale House in Lakeland and Cineopolis are returning to work.
Gov. Ron DeSantis revealed his “law and order” plan on Monday at the Polk Sheriff’s Office in Winter Haven. Critics see it as a political move aimed at distracting voters from other issues that they say he handled badly, like COVID-19.
The Frostproof Bulldogs will start the new season with two losses after having to cancel two games due to COVID-19.
Amazon just opened its newest operation, a fulfillment center in Auburndale, where 500 jobs starting at $15 an hour are up for grabs.
One of Tampa’s favorite sons was honored for his heroism on Tuesday, 70 years to the day after he lost his life to protect the people around him.
Taps played, a wreath was laid, and words to honor the fallen were spoken. But Lakeland’s ceremony to commemorate September 11 this year stood out from many others across the country.
Loved ones are now allowed to visit their relatives in nursing homes, which ends a very long wait.
Professional sports teams are doing it. Now, a Polk County school is trying the same approach to ward off COVID-19.
Lakeland Regional Medical Center just opened a new COVID-19 testing center for kids, one of the first of its kind in the area.