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
Power outages linger after severe storms hit the Philadelphia region
The damage, and subsequent power outages, remain from Wednesday's severe storms.
Protests rage on as Philadelphia mayor announces diverse steering committee
During a news conference on Thursday, Mayor Jim Kenney announced the creation of a large and diverse steering committee to help move the city to a place of understanding and healing.
Frank Rizzo statue removed from steps of the Municipal Services Building overnight
The city of Philadelphia removed the statue of former mayor Frank Rizzo from the steps of the Municipal Services Building overnight. Groups calling for action on social injustice have been seeking its removal for years.
Mayor Kenney tells Philly restaurants not to launch outside dining just yet
"No restaurant should be announcing plans to launch outdoor dining on June 5th," Mayor Kenney said.
Person being questioned in shooting death of boy, 9, in Philadelphia: Sources
A person is being questioned by Philadelphia police in connection with the shooting death of a 9-year-old boy on Tuesday night, Action News has learned.
Philadelphia officers recover gun near home where 9-year-old shot dead
Philadelphia police believe they found the gun used in Tuesday night's shooting that left a young child dead.
Hundreds gather in streets of Philadelphia's Brewerytown section; many people seen without a mask
It took Philadelphia police nearly an hour to break up a group of 200 people that gathered in Brewerytown Monday.
More New Jersey recreational business get the green light to reopen Friday
The list continues to expand for New Jersey business that can reopen on Friday. It includes archery and gun ranges, driving ranges and horseback riding.
Some area businesses reopen, defying executive orders
A Delaware County barbershop owner opened her doors Wednesday, despite the state order.
West Chester, Radnor Township propose additional street dining to allow for business during pandemic
Once restaurants are able to reopen in Pennsylvania, we know dining will look a lot different.