Kevin Landers was born and raised in Beaverton, Ore.
He was recently nominated for three Ohio regional Emmy's for his reporting in 2013.
Landers' television career began at WHIZ-TV in Zanesville. He was the weekend sports anchor, news reporter and part-time weather anchor. From there, it was off to the west coast to Eureka, Calif., where he ditched the idea of becoming a sportscaster and entered into the full-time world of television news.
Kevin then moved to KBCI in Boise, Idaho. He was the weekend anchor and producer. After two years in Idaho, he moved to KHBS in Fort Smith, Ark. Little did he know at the time, but the governor would eventually become the president of the U.S.
A few years later, Landers moved to the sunny beaches of Santa Maria, Calif., to be a reporter for the CBS affiliate, KCOY. He then packed his bags and moved south to Fresno, Calif., to work as a reporter for KJEO-TV. New opportunities arose, so Kevin headed back to Ohio.
This time, he had a chance to be a part of a new news operation as a reporter at WXIX-TV, the first FOX affiliate in Cincinnati, Ohio. The position eventually led to Kevin's current position as a general assignment reporter at 10TV News. Kevin has been with WBNS-TV since October 1999.
Landers received a 2005 Edward R. Murrow Award and a 2006 First Place Associated Press Spot News Award. His other awards include:
Ohio Valley Emmy General Assignment Reporting (2012)
Society of Professional Journalists First Place Spot News (2010)
Associated Press Second Place Best Writing (2009)
Ohio Valley Emmy Award General Assignment Reporting (2008)
His hobbies include weightlifting, travel and cheering for the Oregon Ducks and the Ohio State Buckeyes. Kevin attended the University of Oregon.
Recent articles by Kevin Landers
- Police Arrest Man In Newark For Gruesome Mutilation Of Dog
- Ohio Teen Dies From Flu, Doctors Treating More Patients Across The State
- Ohio House Passes Bill That Would Shut Down Columbus' Red Light Program
- Family Says Christmas Gifts Stolen From West Columbus Home
- Fatal Fire Prompts Red Cross To Canvass Neighborhood
- Central Ohio Fallen Soldier Brought Back Home
- Family Looks To Crack 2011 Cold Case Murder Mystery
- Veteran Ross County Jailer Resigns After Allegedly Stealing From Prisoner
- Columbus Police Work To Increase Minority Recruiting
- Murder Suspect Admits To Chopping Up Former Girlfriend's Body And Putting It In Dumpsters
- New Albany Man Says Obama's New Immigration Plan Penalizes Those Seeking Legal Citizenship
- Undocumented Columbus Man Says He Deserves To Remain In United States
- Central Ohio Family Mourns Loss Of Pilot Killed In Chicago Crash
- Columbus Snow Warriors Tackle First Major Snowfall
- Police Apologize For Tear Gas Cloud Over Elementary School
- Local Veteran Robbed On Veterans Day Of Purse, Money For Thanksgiving Dinner
- Propane Heater Gives Westerville Family Carbon Monoxide Scare
- Proposed Water Rate Increase Will Impact More Than Columbus Customers
- Boyfriend Pleads Not Guilty To Murder Of Pregnant Girlfriend; Bond Raised
- Woman Groped By Trooper Speaks Out On The Lewd Details Of Her Encounter
- Former State Trooper Admits To Tearing Up Traffic Tickets For Sex, Violating Women In Handcuffs
- Unsolved Murder Case Tied To Short North Posse, According To U.S. Prosecutors
- Ohio Highway Patrol To Focus Efforts To End Fatal Semi-Truck Crashes
- Where is Barbara Frame? Zanesville Family Still Searching For Answers in 1985 Cold Case
- Columbus Fire Paramedics Ready for Potential Ebola Cases
- Columbus Sperm Bank Taking Precautions To Avoid Donor Mix-Ups
- Ohio Supreme Court Ruling Could Change State Breathalyzer Test Laws
- Central Ohio Realtors Review Policies Following Arkansas Murder
- High Rise Workers Face Issues With Cell Phone Locations; FCC Calls For Change
- Man Who Sparked Morrow County Lockdown Dies From Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound