Kevin Frey is a reporter with the Spectrum News Washington, D.C. Bureau covering New York’s congressional delegation and national political stories for NY1. He also files reports for Spectrum's other news channels across the country.
Since joining the NY1 team, Kevin has scooped stories on the congressional response to the crisis at Rikers Island. He assembled multi-part profiles of Reps. Hakeem Jeffries and Elise Stefanik – both rising stars on Capitol Hill. He reported live from lower Manhattan during the arraignment of former President Donald Trump, and also traveled to Rome and Glasgow to cover President Joe Biden’s historic meeting with the Pope and his attendance at the COP26 international climate summit.
Kevin previously covered North Carolina’s congressional delegation for Spectrum News 1 in the Tar Heel State. In that role, he reported live during the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol and was inside the courtroom when the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a key partisan gerrymandering case. Outside of politics, Kevin reported from the Outer Banks as Hurricane Florence came ashore.
Prior to joining Spectrum News, Kevin covered Louisiana state politics for WAFB-TV, the CBS affiliate in Baton Rouge. While there, he reported from Havana during the governor’s weeklong economic development trip to Cuba.
Born and raised in Lancaster, Pa., Kevin first got his feet wet in the journalism field during an internship with WGAL-TV, the NBC affiliate in his hometown. He also interned with ABC News, Cox Media Group, and PBS Washington Week. Kevin graduated summa cum laude from The George Washington University with a degree in journalism and mass communication and a minor in music.
When he is not roaming the halls of Congress, you’ll find Kevin checking out the latest performances at the Kennedy Center or singing with a local choir.