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
Philadelphia's prison guard shortages lead to dangerous conditions for inmates, staff
"There aren't enough staff to accommodate their everyday needs," said a woman with relatives behind bars.
Philadelphia police ID man killed in fight outside Pat's King of Steaks; 4 suspects sought
The suspects were wearing yellow soccer jerseys with Club America written across the shirt.
98% of those who died from COVID this year in Philadelphia were unvaccinated
City officials say 82.6% of people have gotten at least one dose of the vaccine.
What new vaccine mandates mean for local, federal workers
Private companies with 100 or more employees must mandate staff vaccination or offer bi-weekly COVID-19 testing, providing time off for workers to get a test.
Building it Better Together: Technology's role in combating gun violence
The Philadelphia Police Department is partnering with the FBI and ATF to help solve the issue of the rise in gun violence.
Philadelphia sees drop in new COVID-19 cases, health officials say
Philadelphia health officials shared some positive news during their weekly COVID-19 update: the city is starting to see another drop off in new COVID-19 cases.
As Ida cleanup continues, Pennsylvania residents eying up another storm
"We've got to prepare for it now, can't afford another one," said Jose Roman who works at Mike's Pizza.
Schools across Delaware Valley are scrambling due to bus driver shortage
BUS DRIVER SHORTAGE: School districts across the Philadelphia region are dealing with a bus driver shortage. Some employers are offering sign-on bonuses and other benefits to find help.
Pandemic unemployment benefits have ended for nearly 9 million Americans
Federal unemployment insurance of $300 a week is now ended for nearly 9 million Americans.
Building It Better Together: The Battle Against Illegal Guns in Philadelphia
Action News' Maggie Kent hosted a panel discussion with local and federal law enforcement on the epidemic of gun violence in Philadelphia.