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Brent Hardin

Brent anchors the FOX61 News at 5 and 11 p.m.
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Brent anchors the FOX61 News at 5 and 11 p.m.

From chasing tornadoes in the Midwest’s infamous “Tornado Alley,” to reporting live from the Olympic Games in Atlanta, Brent Hardin has had lots of exciting experiences in TV news.

He’s interviewed interesting and famous people including Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, and Jay Leno. He’s stood shoulder to shoulder with doctors while they performed a kidney transplant, and he’s been honored with a number of broadcasting awards along the way.

Brent and a fellow reporter were honored with a first place Associated Press award and an Emmy nomination for their coverage of a major rowhouse fire in Pennsylvania. Brent was honored with a first place award by the Oklahoma Associated Press, and was named “Environmental Reporter of the Year” by the Oklahoma Sierra Club. His newscast in Kansas City received a Certificate of Merit from the Missouri Association of Broadcasters.

Brent grew up in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver, Dallas, and Houston. Since entering TV news, he’s lived in Tulsa, Harrisburg, and Kansas City. He, his wife and two daughters live in Avon, Connecticut and are loving every minute of it.