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  • Rob Quirk

    Rob Quirk

    Rob Quirk is an Emmy award winning broadcast journalist.

    Rob Quirk is an Emmy award winning broadcast journalist.

  • Elizabeth Watts

    Elizabeth Watts

    Emmy award winning anchor Elizabeth Watts joined KOAA News5 in August 2016. 

    Emmy award winning anchor Elizabeth Watts joined KOAA News5 in August 2016. 

  • Ira Cronin

    Ira Cronin

    Ira joined the News 5 Today morning team in March of 2015 and is so excited to be back west! 

    Ira joined the News 5 Today morning team in March of 2015 and is so excited to be back west! 

  • Brie Groves

    Brie Groves

    Brie Groves is an award winning journalist who joined News 5 in February 2016.

    Brie Groves is an award winning journalist who joined News 5 in February 2016.

  • Zach Thaxton

    Zach Thaxton

    Zach Thaxton is an Emmy-winning journalist who brings a decade's worth of experience to the News 5 newsroom.

    Zach Thaxton is an Emmy-winning journalist who brings a decade's worth of experience to the News 5 newsroom.

  • News 5 Weather Profiles

    News 5 Weather Profiles

  • Mike Daniels

    Mike Daniels

    Mike is the weeknight Weather Anchor and has been forecasting the weather for KOAA for more than 20 years.

    Mike is the weeknight Weather Anchor and has been forecasting the weather for KOAA for more than 20 years.

  • Jessica Van Meter

    Jessica Van Meter

    Jessica Van Meter came to News 5 in December 2015 from Northern Michigan where she forecasted for winter weather, lake effect, and severe weather. 

    Jessica Van Meter came to News 5 in December 2015 from Northern Michigan where she forecasted for winter weather, lake effect, and severe weather. 

  • Sam Schreier

    Sam Schreier

    Wednesday, December 21 2016 12:32 PM EST2016-12-21 17:32:43 GMT

    Sam Schreier comes to KOAA News 5 from Des Moines, Iowa.

    Sam Schreier comes to KOAA News 5 from Des Moines, Iowa.

  • News 5 Sports Profiles

    News 5 Sports Profiles

  • Grant Meech

    Grant Meech

    Grant Meech is the Sports Director at KOAA News 5 and couldn't be happier to live in his home state of Colorado.

    Grant Meech is the Sports Director at KOAA News 5 and couldn't be happier to live in his home state of Colorado.

  • Matt Prichard

    Matt Prichard

    Matt Prichard comes to News 5 from WFXL in Albany, Georgia where he worked as a Reporter/Anchor.

    Award-winning journalist Matt Prichard joined News 5 in 2013 after working in Albany, Georgia, where he started his career as a reporter, eventually making his way onto the anchor desk.

  • News 5 Reporter Profiles

    News 5 Reporter Profiles

  • Andy Koen

    Andy Koen

    Andy KoenAndy Koen

    Andy started his broadcast career at KOAA News 5 in June of 2003. He has done everything from studio crew, to producer to photojournalism and editing. He is a Pueblo native and graduated from South High School in 1997. Andy earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Sam Houston State University in 2002. Some of his outside interests include playing guitar, going to movies and playing with his dog.

    Andy started his broadcast career at KOAA News 5 in June of 2003. He has done everything from studio crew, to producer to photojournalism and editing. He is a Pueblo native and graduated from South High School in 1997. Andy earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Sam Houston State University in 2002. Some of his outside interests include playing guitar, going to movies and playing with his dog.

  • Bill Folsom

    Bill Folsom

    Cracked ribs and a broken finger are the latest evidence of Bill Folsom's love for Southern Colorado. The wounds were the result of going over the handlebars of his mountain bike while riding one of the great local trails.

    Cracked ribs and a broken finger are the latest evidence of Bill Folsom's love for Southern Colorado. The wounds were the result of going over the handlebars of his mountain bike while riding one of the great local trails.

  • Eric Ross

    Eric Ross

    Eric Ross is an executive producer and lead investigative reporter for KOAA News5.  While he’s covered everything from snowstorms to political races, he has a true passion for investigative journalism.

    Eric Ross is an executive producer and lead investigative reporter for KOAA News5.  While he’s covered everything from snowstorms to political races, he has a true passion for investigative journalism.

  • Lena Howland

    Lena Howland

    Lena Howland is a Heartland Emmy Nominated journalist who joined the News 5 team in May 2014. 

    Lena Howland is a Heartland Emmy Nominated journalist who joined the News 5 team in May 2014. 

  • Ted Skroback

    Ted Skroback

    Ted Skroback is a reporter and multimedia journalist who came to KOAA News 5 from Tucson, Arizona. 

    Ted Skroback is a reporter and multimedia journalist who came to KOAA News 5 from Tucson, Arizona. 

  • Laura Wilson

    Laura Wilson

    Tuesday, December 27 2016 9:57 AM EST2016-12-27 14:57:47 GMT

    Laura Wilson comes to KOAA News 5 from after years of experience as a news and sports reporter in other cities, but has close family ties here in Colorado where she attended high school. 

    Laura Wilson comes to KOAA News 5 from after years of experience as a news and sports reporter in other cities, but has close family ties here in Colorado where she attended high school. 

  • Shayla Girardin

    Shayla Girardin

    Monday, December 26 2016 10:12 AM EST2016-12-26 15:12:09 GMT

    Shayla Girardin comes to KOAA News 5 from California where she graduated from Pepperdine University with a bachelor's in Broadcast Journalism with an emphasis in Political Science. 

    Shayla Girardin comes to KOAA News 5 from California where she graduated from Pepperdine University with a bachelor's in Broadcast Journalism with an emphasis in Political Science. 

  • Alasyn Zimmerman

    Alasyn Zimmerman

    Alasyn ZimmermanAlasyn Zimmerman

    Alasyn Zimmerman joins the KOAA News 5 team after spending two years in the northern Rockies with KIFI/KIDK in Idaho Falls, ID. 

    Alasyn Zimmerman joins the KOAA News 5 team after spending two years in the northern Rockies with KIFI/KIDK in Idaho Falls, ID. 

  • Caiti Blase

    Caiti Blase

    Caiti BlaseCaiti Blase

    Caiti Blase joined the KOAA News 5 team as a multimedia journalist in August 2017.

    Caiti Blase joined the KOAA News 5 team as a multimedia journalist in August 2017.

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  • Colorado Peak Fall Colors

    Colorado Peak Fall Colors

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 9:24 AM EDT2017-09-13 13:24:44 GMT

    Fall is now a week and a half away and the plants are getting geared up for the big change in color! Colorado is blessed with a gorgeous flowing landscape and when those aspens start turning, the view can be incredible. Here is a map that shows where and when the peak fall color changes usually start. 

    Fall is now a week and a half away and the plants are getting geared up for the big change in color! Colorado is blessed with a gorgeous flowing landscape and when those aspens start turning, the view can be incredible. Here is a map that shows where and when the peak fall color changes usually start. 

  • Police arrest one of Pueblo's most wanted fugitives

    Police arrest one of Pueblo's most wanted fugitives

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:07 PM EDT2017-09-20 02:07:53 GMT

    PUEBLO - One of Pueblo's most wanted fugitives has been taken into custody, Tuesday. Police arrested 33-year old Robert Tenorio near East 5th Street and North Ogden Street in Pueblo.

    PUEBLO - One of Pueblo's most wanted fugitives has been taken into custody, Tuesday. Police arrested 33-year old Robert Tenorio near East 5th Street and North Ogden Street in Pueblo.

  • Police flooded by media requests for 'Mad Pooper' story

    Police flooded by media requests for 'Mad Pooper' story

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 2:52 PM EDT2017-09-20 18:52:55 GMT

    When a Colorado Springs family shared their story detailing the woman jogger who repeatedly went to the bathroom in their yard, the calls for comment from police started and haven't slowed down.

    When a Colorado Springs family shared their story detailing the woman jogger who repeatedly went to the bathroom in their yard, the calls for comment from police started and haven't slowed down.

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