Caiti Blase joined the KOAA News 5 team as a multimedia journalist in August 2017. A graduate of Valparaiso University with a bachelor’s degree in digital media, she got her start in the business at KDLT in Sioux Falls, South Dakota as a reporter. Her next stop in her career took her to FOX 42 in Omaha, Nebraska where she worked as a multimedia journalist.
Some of her most memorable assignments have been covering the landing of Air Force One in Colorado Springs, the massive hail storm that rocked the Front Range in 2018, and meeting celebrities like Brad Paisley and Jamie Lee Curtis.
Caiti specializes in covering all things business in Southern Colorado from the job outlook, economic issues, to new businesses moving into town. She's passionate about capturing stories that help to bring change, hope, and healing to people.
Born and raised in the Twin Cities, Caiti is a proud Minnesota girl! Though she misses the land of 10,000 lakes she is thrilled to be making a home with her husband along the Front Range.
When she’s not working, you’ll find Caiti hiking up a 14er, drinking coffee, skiing, or volunteering at her local church.
What does Caiti like best about Colorado? "Being in the TV business - you tend to move around a lot. But Colorado, it's the place that finally feels like home and that's thanks to not only the breathtaking landscapes but the friends and community members I've been blessed to meet."
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