Alasyn Zimmerman started her career in journalism in Idaho Falls, ID at KIFI/KIDK where she anchored the morning and noon shows in addition to reporting on various politics, consumer, and health issues.
Alasyn primarily covers state government at KOAA, breaking down legislation and elections for viewers to have a better understanding of decisions people in power are making.
When it comes to journalism, Alasyn believes anything out of the ordinary or having a major impact on the community is where the attention needs to be. She loves being a multimedia journalist to capture the whole story from start to finish and find unique ways to tell the story on multiple platforms.
She’s especially passionate about making information easy to digest so everyone can feel informed and empowered.
Alasyn was born and raised in Wichita, KS- but wasted no time after high school to move West. She has a degree in Journalism from the University of Colorado.
If Alasyn’s not calling sources, researching stories, or working on other projects at KOAA- you can find her reading books, doing aerobics, or hiking the many trails around southern Colorado. She tried skiing, but after a torn ACL will likely take a break on that for a while.
Speaking of those books, the “to be read” pile is always growing and always looking for recommendations. Alasyn loves biographies, historical non-fiction (and fiction), and just about anything without a long wait time on the library’s hold list.
The best part of Colorado for Alasyn is having family nearby- although the mountains are very close second.