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July 18, 2018

Rob Quirk

Rob Quirk

Rob Quirk is an Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist.  He has been the primary weeknight news anchor at News5 for nearly 30 years.anchor at NEWS5 for 25 years.

Elizabeth Watts

Elizabeth Watts

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

County calls out DHS over unfunded mandate for welfare increases

A legal fight is brewing between El Paso County and the State of Colorado over new state-mandated increases in welfare payments.  The County calls it an unfunded mandate that flies in the face of existing state law and an executive order issued by Governor John Hickenlooper. The State Human Services Board passed a rule earlier this month which increases cash assistance grants under the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program by 10 percent.  A typical …

Ira Cronin

Ira Cronin

Ira joined the News 5 Today morning team in March of 2015 and is so excited to be back west! Prior to coming to KOAA, Ira spent nearly 14 years in Charlotte NC at NBC Charlotte anchoring the morning show from 2011 to 2015.

Brie Groves

Brie Groves

Brie Groves is an award winning journalist who joined News 5 in February 2016.  You’ll see her weekday mornings co-hosting News 5 Today and anchoring our noon newscasts.

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