Maggie Kent
Maggie Kent is a proud Philadelphia native who joined the 6abc Action News team in April 2018 covering breaking, feature and general assignment stories.

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When Maggie Kent got the job at Action News, she got the chance to come home

Maggie started her career carrying her own camera through the streets of the Bronx as a multimedia journalist and reporter for News 12 The Bronx and Brooklyn. She eventually became the evening anchor, and it was there that she was nominated for an Emmy Award for her series "Wheels in Motion." The story follows the lives of two paralyzed New Yorkers who have founded a non-profit helping others regain their mobility.

In 2016, Maggie joined the team at WCBS in New York City. There, she covered a wide range of stories including the 2016 Presidential Debate at Hofstra University, terrorist attacks, storm coverage, and countless local and international issues.

Maggie is a graduate of Montclair State University and holds a bachelor's degree in Broadcasting. She grew up in the Italian Market, receiving her education in the Philadelphia Public School System at Central High School (267!).

Maggie is thrilled to return to the city she loves. She is a huge Philly Sports fan and an avid thrift-shopper.

Maggie's Stories
Man tried to abduct 7-year-old boy from New Jersey Wawa using candy: State police
The man was able to get away before the child's parents could stop him, state troopers say.
New video released in fatal shooting of 15-year-old Roxborough High School student on SEPTA bus
Police have identified the 15-year-old who was shot and killed on a SEPTA bus. The teen was a Roxborough High School student.
Philadelphia leader discusses 5-year plan to enhance city-wide education
Leaders say the focus must be on raising student performance, attendance, and graduation rates.
Murder suspects boasted about crimes on YouTube videos: Philly DA
Prosecutors also spoke about text messages between these individuals, boasting they put the "H in Homicide."
Robbers target customers at same ATM 3 times in past week in Philadelphia
Investigators believe a shooting at an ATM on Wednesday night is part of a larger robbery pattern.
'Swiftmania' takes over the Linc as Eras Tour arrives in South Philadelphia
Thursday morning was all about "Style." There's hardly a "Blank Space" in sight as super fans packed in and camped out to snag the latest merch.
Taylor Swift fans wait in long lines for new merch ahead of Eras Tour at Lincoln Financial Field
The stage is being set up and the Swifties are out in force ahead of the three-night stint Taylor Swift will play at Lincoln Financial Field.
How an alleged killer and another inmate escaped a Philadelphia prison. Here's what we know
Union President David Robinson told Action News that armed guards were not manning the exterior of the building where the inmates escaped, and that position had been eliminated due to budget cuts.
$50K reward now being offered for suspect in deadly shooting near Roxborough High School
Authorities say $50,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of 17-year-old Dayron Burney-Thorn.
Trial for former Philadelphia SWAT officer who pepper-sprayed protesters to resume with 11 jurors
Nicoletti's defense argues that he was following orders and clearing the highway before things got out of control.