James Torrez

James Torrez

Reporter

James Torrez is a general assignment reporter for KTVU's "Mornings on 2." 
James previously worked as a news reporter at WPEC (CBS) in West Palm Beach, FL. James was nominated for an EMMY award in 2020, after spending about 6 months covering Hurricane Dorian damage in the Bahamas He also closely followed the pursuit for felons voting rights. Prior to making the move to West Palm Beach, James worked at WTVC (ABC) in Chattanooga, TN as a reporter/anchor. In 2017, he was named Best TV News Reporter in the state of Tennessee by the Tennessee Associated Press.
A bilingual journalist, James is a West Palm Beach native, spending many days on a sunny beach. He graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications specializing in News. While at the University of Florida, James was Vice President of the Journalism & Communications Ambassadors Honor Society. He also studied abroad in Florence, Italy and won a professional Florida Associated Press award for a story on Italian overnight secret bakeries. When he’s not working, you’ll usually find James playing soccer, basketball, or volleyball, while throwing in a hike or two. Every Saturday in the fall, expect James to be watching and cheering on his beloved Florida Gators! 
James loves telling a good story. He's excited to join the Bay Area to inform, educate, and make a difference in the community.
Contact James here: James.Torrez@FOX.com

The latest from James Torrez

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California now setting aside 75,000 vaccines for teachers

The state, along with the Centers for Disease Control, has often said vaccinations are not required to return to the classroom safely, however, Gov. Gavin Newsom and local teacher's unions want to provide that option to give peace of mind.

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Oakland food drive attempts to feed 2,000 families

Boxes, bags and volunteers cover nearly every square inch of an Oakland parking lot. An event called "All In Oakland" attempts to send 2,000 families home with free boxes of food and goods.

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FDA to authorize third vaccine to help end pandemic

The Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize a third COVID-19 vaccine. If authorized, health officials will work over the weekend to begin distributing Johnson and Johnson's single-dose vaccine, much like how Moderna's and Pfizer's versions were handled.