Dec 7, 2011 5:24 PM

New anchor hired at News 5

Jennifer Horbelt comes to KOAA from WPSD in Paducah, Kentucky where she began her career as reporter, moved rapidly to morning show anchor and most recently, evening anchor of the station's award-winning 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscast.

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Jennifer was a Broadcasting major at the University of Tennessee. She has a passion for journalism, music and the outdoors.

"Jennifer is bright, compassionate and full of life," said KOAA President and General Manager Evan Pappas. "After a nationwide search, we found Jennifer, the perfect addition to our number one morning team," he added. "She loves Colorado and is excited to become an active member in the communities we serve."

Like most people who live here, Jennifer is enthralled with the beauty of Southern Colorado. She is also bursting with enthusiasm over joining News 5. "I knew the moment I stepped off the plane in Colorado, that this is where I wanted to be" she said.

Jennifer will begin anchoring News 5 Today on Monday, December 19th.

KOAA-TV is the news leader in Southern Colorado, operating studios in both Colorado Springs and Pueblo, Colorado. The station began in 1953 and is today a premiere NBC affiliate, broadcasting in HD. KOAA-TV also distributes a 24/7 news and weather channel, News5Now, on broadcast channel 5.2, Comcast channel 9 in Colorado Springs, Comcast channel 247 in Pueblo and Bresnan, Baja and TVision cable systems. is one of the area's leading news distribution sites, providing a continuous stream of local news and weather. KOAA is an award winning company for its community involvement and employs 100 people in Southern Colorado.




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