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.
His hobbies include weightlifting, travel and cheering for the Oregon Ducks and the Ohio State Buckeyes. Kevin attended the University of Oregon.
Associated Press of Ohio Best Reporter (2014)
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)
First Place Associated Press Spot News Award (2006)
Edward R. Murrow Award (2005)
Recent articles by Kevin Landers
- Bat boxes placed in Clintonville to help control bug population
- Cincinnati Zoo defends action to kill gorilla, but questions over safety linger
- Newark’s latest development Canal Market District opens
- Delaware County is fastest growing county in Ohio
- Funeral services held for Hilliard officer Sean Johnson
- Community lines the streets to pay respect to Hilliard Police Officer Sean Johnson
- Law bringing changes to truck driver sleep requirements
- Community Intervention event puts spotlight on heroin use in Ross County
- Richland Co. Humane Society at risk of closing within two months
- President’s guidelines on transgender equality already in place at some local schools
- FDA proposes training doctors about prescribing drugs
- Data breach may impact 59,000 Ohioans
- Heath City Schools says lead found in water expected to be costly fix
- What's next for Kasich after failed presidential bid?
- State looks to cut fatal crashes after high speed pursuits
- Funeral held for 6 of 8 victims in Pike Co. massacre
- Activists say test unfairly leads to dogs being euthanized
- Father of Pike Co. murder victims says killer should be tortured
- Ex-Reynoldsburg cop to plead guilty to theft, civil rights charges
- Expert says Pike Co. killings not likely committed by Mexican cartel
- Pike Co. murder victim's father: those responsible knew family
- Ross Co. Sheriff's Office: Person taken in for questioning after Pike Co. shootings
- 800 jobs in jeopardy at Columbus Castings
- Legislation would create harsher penalties for students who make threats
- Expert says some school barricades pose hidden danger
- Officer Steven Smith's death highlights the importance of organ donation
- Two hurt, including OSHP Trooper, in I-70 collision
- Records show shooting suspect was accused of attacking former co-worker
- Gov. Kasich delivers annual State of the State address
- Columbus man living in tent after hoarding problem takes over his home
- Neighbors say casino didn't bring growth to west Columbus as promised
- Disability Rights Ohio sues state over “unnecessary institutionalization”
- Belgium woman concerned for her loved ones back home
- Chillicothe woman demands apology from Donald Trump Jr. after mistaken identity
- New prosecutor in Fairfield County promises change
- Possible roles for Ohio after Tuesday's primary
- Truth Test: A closer look at Kasich & Trump campaign ads
- Teenagers win lawsuit over voting right in Ohio primary
- Nine teenagers file lawsuit against Secretary of State over right to vote in primary