Kevin Hayes joined Spectrum News 1 Syracuse in June 2021.

Originally from New York, Kevin spent his last few years in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area in Pennsylvania, but is thrilled to be back in his home state. Prior to joining the Spectrum team, he has received recognition for his breaking-news journalism with a regional Murrow award, and served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Kevin enjoys bringing a unique energy and creativity to reporting, and aims for the opportunity for community stories to yield community solutions through his storytelling. He specifically recalls working with a forming branch of the NCAAP in Lackawanna County during the aftermath of the George Floyd shooting. He was humbled to see the effort and collaboration that went behind organizing, and the eventual accreditation, of the local civil rights group.

When not reporting, you may find Kevin hiking or exploring local breweries and wineries. He is an avid lacrosse fan, and very excited to be back in Orange Country (Go ‘Cuse)! Hayes also appreciates the history of the region and loves the one-of-a-kind upside-down traffic light in Tipperary Hill.